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.
Oh, I love those old crates!
I made some into a shoe rack ;)
Yours look for sure much cuter!
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real says
These are absolutely adorable…I just found 2 wine crates, and my have to do the same in my craft room! So sweet!
Those are so darling Taryn!! Simple and sweet and oh my goodness that little vintage sewing machine is beyond adorable!
Jessica @ Dear Emmeline says
oh my I love that little green sewing machine! so cute!
Rachel @ Family Ever After says
yup, i was just gonna say, that sweet little toy vintage sewing machine. i sure wish that was in my sewing room. i need something like that!!! beyond adorable… the crates too! :)
I love the crates. And we have a sand timer in my daughter’s room too. See in my old spice rack photo here: http://www.houzz.com/projects/257870/A-Pink-and-Green-Princess-Room
I am into vintage for both daughter’s rooms too. I redid all the furniture to give that affect.
I can’t wait to see the finished room. Baby nursery and big girl rooms were my favorite things to work on.
You’re sure having fun with your daughter’s room, lots to look forward to. The crates look great, good idea having the screws between the slats, always like to leave things so they can be reused at some future point.
Looking forward to seeing the finished room. Happy 4th.
I love this Taryn. I did something similar with wine crates in our laundry/mudroom area. Perfect for the kids to dump their gloves, hats & scarves in the winter. I am thinking of adding another one for them since their accessorizes are becoming more abundant.
[email protected] Henrietta and Clementine says
I’m hopping over from tatertots and jello! I absolutely love these shelves! Cute, cute, cute!
Beautiful idea.. I want to use crates as shelves too.. :)
Shawna @DakotaCreekChic says
Did you see the Elle Décor home tour of Ellen DeGeneres’s Ranch? These crates remind me of something she did…I love her style and I love these shelves. Come on by my blog and link up to my Weekend Beautiful party if you are interested, I would love to see you there!!
I had a wooden crate as a nightstand when I was younger! I think it might originally have contained some kind of food, though, and it wasn’t as pretty as these. Nice to know that there are presentable ones out there somewhere. The final result looks really stylish.
Do you know Kollabora.com, the crafting and DIY site? I’d love to see some of the stuff you’ve been making for Big Girl Room in the home decor section. I want to prove to my fellow crafty young adults that there are such things as cool kids’ clothes and decor!