Wood crates are a popular flea market commodity today. They have endless uses outside of their originally intended use, therefore making them a hot item to repurpose in the home. Here are 18 ways to repurpose wood crates in your home.
Stack crates freeform or uniform to create a unique shelving unit. Attach several together and stack beside each other in rows. Fasten crates to a wall for a sturdy and safe shelving unit.
2. Shoe Storage
Never enough shoes means never enough storage for shoes! Fashion shoe storage from old crates for the closet or a dedicated space in the bedroom.
3. Mudroom or Foyer Storage and Organization
Attach several crates to the wall for unique storage in the mudroom or foyer for shoes and other belongings. Paint the crates or leave them in their natural state for a more rustic look.
4. Kitchen Storage
Use wood crates to organize and store items in the open concept kitchen.
5. Kitchen Display
Display and store food and decorative items on stacked wood crates. Attach crates to the wall or arrange them around the kitchen. Use crates for beverages and glassware for an instant kitchen bar area.
6. Bathroom Shelving and Storage
When a lack of countertop space has you in a fluster, use old wood crates for wall storage and display in the bathroom.
7. Entertainment Center
Create a one-of-a-kind entertainment center with old crates.
8. Ottoman or Stool
Fortify wood crates for strength and add an upholstered top for a unique ottoman or stool.
9. Coffee Table
Repurpose wood crates for a coffee table. Refinish the crates to smooth the surface and give the coffee table a more refined look.
10. Unique Decorative Storage
Embellish an existing crate or make your own with wooden yardsticks. Use this as a display piece or for decorative storage.
11. Hanging Display
Hang different size crates at varying heights from the ceiling to create hanging displays.
12. Decorative Accent
Use the crate as is for a display piece under a table or on a shelf. Show off any distinctive labels on the crate.
13. Toy Chest
Put wheels on an old crate and turn it into a portable toy chest.
14. Pet Bed
Make a comfy spot for Fido of Fluffy by repurposing a crate as a pet bed. Add legs for more decorative appeal.
15. Garden Storage and Planting
Use wood crates in the garden for storage and planting. Use crates in the yard for container gardening.
16. Desk Storage
Add drawers to a desk by using crates.
17. Office Display and Storage
Use crates for display and storage in the home office. Wallpaper or paint the interiors for a decorative look.
18. Wall Display
Arrange crates on the wall for a unique wall display. This is a great way to show off collections, such as vintage pottery, glass or cameras.
Pick up a few crates at the flea market and see how many unique ways you can repurpose these in your home.
I am all about reusing things to make the most out of them, so I love these ideas! I especially like the idea of putting wooden crates together to make a shoe storage area. My husband always says that I have too many shoes and that they take up too much room in the closet. Something like this would probably make us both happy! I imagine that you could also do a similar things with your kids for their clothes or toys or whatever you’d like!
I had no idea that wooden crates could be used for some many things at home. I recently got a lot of old wooden crates I no longer need so I’ve been looking for ways to make them useful. I really like the idea of using them for kitchen storage. I think they blend in well with the other wooden fixtures and would last a long time. Thanks for sharing!
I love the idea that you suggested about using crates as shelving for a bathroom by hanging it up on the wall. This is such a cute display idea when it comes to needing to create more counter space. This is something that I will have to keep in mind when it comes to redecorating our guest bathroom.