Thursday, June 27, 2013

DIY Stackable Crates

A week or so ago I worked on a little project for our foyer (which is the most awkward space to decorate, by the way!) using some simple wooden crates and my new favorite spray paint. I think it turned out rather nicely and I thought it would be fun to share!

I wanted a little bit of storage space for things like scarves and umbrellas and sunglasses, and the idea of stacking crates sort of just occurred to me as something that might be different and interesting  The minty color gives our foyer (and its unfortunate tiling) a modern look, as do the mismatched baskets. I tend to gravitate toward neutrals but I'm having fun experimenting with more color lately. The top of the crate acts as a little table, ideal for my vase of baby's breath and my latest finds at the library!




This antique rush-bottomed chair (a hand-me-down from my parents--we have three of them) is just begging for its own DIY project--I will keep the lovely rush-bottom and I'm thinking I'll paint the wood with Miss Mustard Seed's "Shutter Gray" Milk Paint. But I'm going to wait on this project until we are in a more permanent home and I have a better idea of what will look best on them in the new space.




I think that my minty crates make our foyer feel more cozy and filled-out, and it was such a simple project to put together. And it's nice to be greeted with a pop of color when I walk in our front door!



11 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful. Love the color!

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  2. It really is so nice to have that extra bit of storage/tabletop space!

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  3. Katie @ Loverly SheJune 27, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    This is really pretty Kate! :)

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  4. they're a lovely color! I ended up using left over wall paint of a similar color for my bookcase and I love it :) I'm also loving your milk jug!

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  5. LOVE the color, it's a really cool modern contrast I think! Thanks Tina :)

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  6. Oh pretty! I'm sure it's lovely! The pitcher was on clearance at Target for 3 dollars!!! I love their new Threshold line--everything is beautifully made and looks more expensive than it is (my favorite, because I have expensive taste but don't have the wallet to match!).

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  7. I'm just revisiting this post, because I want to create a prayer shelf for our living room, and crates seem like the solution. Did you screw them together or just stack them?

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  8. Renee, I just stacked them, no screws needed :)

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