Jun 9, 2014


I saw up cycled crates like this on LollyJane one of my favorite blogs and knew I had to make some. I had been struggling trying to decide what I should do with my extra porch pillows and hammock and thought these crates would be a perfect storage area.  
You can find crates like this at most crafts stores. I found these at Walmart for about $8. I used a dark walnut stain on them. When the stain dried I stenciled on some numbers. To create the stencil, I simply printed out a 1 and 2 on some label paper and used a matte knife to cut out the number.
Stick the number on the crate and paint. Then remove the sticky label paper when the paint dries. I sanded the number a little to make it look a bit distressed.

They are perfect for my screened in porch.


  1. Super cute, girl! Love how they turned out!

  2. I love, love, love these!! My family makes wine and I create art with the leftover wine crates. They are perfect for storing children's toys and extra linens!! Yours look amazing!

  3. I have three unfinished crates just like these waiting for me to decide what to do with them. I like your idea and think I'll copy what you've done. I was going to paint them, but the staining looks really nice. Thanks for sharing.


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