I’m making some progress on the ‘big girl’ room, are you ready for a peek? I have about 10 weeks until baby #2 is here and SO much to do between now and then, eeek!
As of right now, I have the room cleared, half-way painted and I’m slowly putting some of the decor up. I’m going with a rustic vintage look with a feminine touch, plus it has to work for a 2 year old (although it seems to be changing daily at this point)! A few years ago I picked up some old crates at a gardening store for $5 a piece. Such a steal, I wish I would have bought more. Well, over the years I have used them for birthday party decor, planters for my front porch and tons of other little projects. And today, they finally have a permanent home! Here is how I spent 30 minutes Turning Old Crates Into Shelves.
I decided to turn these little crates into shelves for my daughter’s room. I have loved this look for so long and I’m so excited that I found the perfect place for them.
Hanging the crates could not have been easier. We simply made sure they were level and then made some marks on the wall where I wanted the screws to go in. I didn’t want to screw through the crates, so I placed the screws in between the slots so they could rest on there. This way they would be easy to take off if I ever needed to and the crates would be intact. Since our studs were way off from the placement of the crates, we used drywall screws to hold them in.
Next was styling the shelves. I have a love/hate relationship with styling. I am always tweaking things and playing around, I feel like nothing is ever EXACTLY the way I want. Do you ever feel that way?
I’m so glad I found a little place for these crates. It’s a project that has been on my list for years and it took all of 15 minutes to put them up! Love projects like that, but it just makes me wonder why it took me so long!
Tomorrow you will see the little desk I put in her room, then next up is the bed (I should probably get started on that!).
I originally shared this post on Mohawk Flooring’s blog, At Creative Home.