Thursday, March 15, 2007

Vintage Wood Crate Home Decor Projects

Looking for some great craft project to make out of your old Vintage Wood Fruit Crates? These simple ideas are a great way to get those Vintage Wood Fruit Crates out from your closet and out of the way in the garage. You can use these d├ęcor tips and ideas inside or outside!

Don’t feet limited to only Vintage Wood Fruit Crates. Many of these craft project can be made with New Wood Fruit Crates of all shapes and sizes. Simply use milk paint to age them

Organize Your Office Supplies

Ok, so I highly recommend cleaning your Vintage Wood Fruit Crates if they have been used out in the yard before this. Simply wipe them with some terpentine and then tongue oil. Let them dry before you apply the tongue oil.

Line the Vintage Wood Fruit Crates up on your shelving in your home office or even along the back of your desk. You can place pens, paper clips, notepads, and almost anything on them. You can also rest jars in there to keep your office supplies organized.

If you have a drill bit you could also drill a hole in the Vintage Wood Fruit Crates. Do this right below the first wood slat of the Wood Fruit Crate. Now, use a screw to attach the Vintage Wood Fruit Crates to the wall. This is a great way to add vertical storage to a small space.

You can also drill through the new Wood Fruit Crates.

Entry Way Bins

Large Vintage Wood Fruit Crates are the perfect way to keep the kids and all of their gear organized in your entryway or mudroom. Plus the kids can shut to hide clutter.

You can have the kids stencil their names on their own new Wood Fruit Crates. Slide them under a bench in the entry way and you won’t have anymore clutter on the floor.

You can also use the large Vintage Wood Fruit Crates to hold gloves, shoes, hats, and even toys. The Vintage Wood Fruit Crates will look great and hide away the mess.

Kitchen Storage

Traditional Vintage Wood Fruit Crates are perfect to use in the food pantry. You can use them to store potatoes and onions in place of less attractive bins. Just because it is the pantry does not mean that it doesn’t have to look good.

You can also use smaller Vintage Wood Fruit Crates on the kitchen counter or table and fill them with fruit. This make s a great centerpiece, adds storage to the kitchen, and even acts as great decoration. Pile those apple and oranges high and the kids can run by and grab one for as snack any time they want.

Tall thin Vintage Wood Fruit Crates are great as utensil holders in the kitchen. I recommend cleaning them and sealing the inside with some polyurethane to keep the porous surface closed. This way no bacteria or dirt will soak into the Vintage Wood Fruit Crates. You can also set a plastic cup inside to keep the utensils free from touching the bin.

Bathroom Storage

A large clean Vintage Wood Fruit Crates can make a beautiful way to display and store bath towels. Simple roll the towel up instead of folding them. You can place them vertically in the Vintage Wood Fruit Crates.

Small Vintage Wood Fruit Crates on the counter can hold hand towels.

Side Table with Storage

For a unique side table in the bedroom or den (living room) try using one or two of those oversized Vintage Wood Fruit Crates.

Now, All you need to do is place a large round piece of beveled glass on top. You could also use a piece of wood cut out in a circle.

You can put away off-season clothing or even throws in the storage side table.

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