Stained Wood Crates

The nursery is coming along great but I still wasn't sure about storage.  I showed you several ideas and was so certain I would end up choosing baskets.  Guess again.

Hubby and I were in Home Depot and he mentioned the wooden crates again.  We asked around to see where they would be.  The associate directed us to the store entry and there they were.  The good part, they were marked down to $5.00 a piece.  

Originally I was thinking of painting them orange but then thought that maybe I already had enough orange in the room.  I decided to just stain them.  That way if I was to change the room's colors later on, I wouldn't have to re-paint them.

I gave them a good sand to get rid of the rough spots and edges.  I applied a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut stain and let the crates dry.  They had to sit out in the garage for a while.  The smell of stain is intoxicating.  After they were dry, I brought them upstairs.

I picked up this cute little guy at Target.

This is the perfect drop spot for toys and books.  I thought about adding wheels to them but we'll see how it goes when he gets older.   


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  1. What an excellent idea! They look so nice:) Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Wow! It's amazing what a coat of stain did to these crates. Nobody would ever guess you purchased them for $5. Thanks for sharing your idea... I might have to head to Home Depot to make some for our house... we need more book storage ASAP!

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  3. Super cute! I think we'll do something similar!

  4. This is so cute!! Thank you for sharing. I found your blog through the Flaunt it Friday link party, you have a great blog! I'm following along


  5. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at


  6. Wow! That really worked well...... Those crates don't even look like they are related.....!

    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

  7. I just can't get enough of pretty crates... Yours look great! And a great price too! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle!


  8. Great price and your crates turned out great; don't you love stuff like this for storage!

  9. What a great idea and a great price! You did a fantastic job ;)
    Jamie ~
    PS: I'm your newest follower

  10. Clever idea for turning crates into a useful interior decor.
    Frosted Glass


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