5 AWESOME HACKS FOR YOUR HOME

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HACK #5: CRAFT CRATE BUILT-IN SHELVING

DIY Built in shelves

We’re big fans of craft crates, we like that they’re cheap, easy to work with, and totally customizable! We picked ours up at Michael’s on sale for just under $10- but, we were kinda bummed though because they were on sale online for seven, but we waited and missed the sale. Dangit!

First, we painted all the crates white.  You could use spray paint, but it would get costly, and you could paint by hand, but your arm might fall off… we used a paint sprayer and it made it a quick and easy step!

We use a sprayer similar to this one that we connect to our air compressor.  Sometime soon we’ll do a round up of our go-to tools for the show- I know a lot of you have been emailing us about that.

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Once we had them all stacked, we just put a couple nails into the back of each crate, securing it to the wall.  It doesn’t get any easier than this people.  If you saw the episode you know that I did this project with a 6 month pregnant woman and even she worked it like a boss!  If you’ve never tried one of our building projects before, this would be the perfect one to start with!

craft crate project ideas

Finally, so that the crates could go all the way across, we cut a piece of pine, painted it, and rested it on either side, attaching it with a few nails.  Then, we could just sit the top row right on top (we also attached them to the wall with nails- we don’t want to be the ones responsible for anyone’s built-ins crushing them in their sleep! Yikes!)

DIY shelving

This room has a coastal vibe, but it could work with a ton of styles!

So, if you’re looking for an inexpensive solution for built-in storage, give craft crates a whirl! 

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