There is something very satisfying about re-using everyday items in a new way. And when it comes to re-purposed décor elements, wine crates are up there with the best of them. They are great for displaying items and for storage.
Now I’m not suggesting you drink your way through copious amounts of alcohol just to collect some crates, but if that’s what you want to do, who am I to stop you! But you can probably pick them up for next to nothing at your nearest off licence.
Whichever way you collect them, here are my top 8 creative ways to use them:-
#1 -Use a mini canteen.
This idea would work particularly well in an small office or in a kitchen where there isn’t much counter space. Fix a couple of boxes to the wall and you have a very pretty area to store cups, cannisters etc.
#2 – In the smallest room in the house
Stack a couple of crates to store extra toiletries and give your bathroom a vintage feel.
#3 – Re-Using is not just for humans!
How about this genius idea from Design Sponge. Make a vintage feeder for your pooch using a re-cycled crate!
#4 – Bookshelves aren’t just for books!
I love this bespoke shelving unit from Apartment Therapy If you think it’s a bit too industrial for your living room, it would work very well as a shelving system in a work shop or shed.
#5 – Picture Display
This one is my absolute favourite. How about this for a picture gallery! Ok technically it’s a pallet and not a crate, but I love it so much I had to include it.
#6 – Add a vintage touch to the office.
Arianna Interiors created this lovely office storage area. The inspiration board above the crates is a lovely touch.
#7 – Shoes off the floor.
Sick of the kids shoes all over the floor. Here’s a colourful solution.
#8 – In the shed.
Keep your shed organised by stacking crates vertically and horizontailly to keep your tools. Secure the crates by connecting them together with screws and collars for safety.
As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Have you used crates in your home, I’d love to hear about where and how you’ve used them.