I think I’m going to call this lidded crate my lucky lidded crate. It’s come in so handy and useful for so many projects over the years! And apparently, counting.
You may remember it as part of a storage wall gallery.
Then it became a garden-themed entry desk.
And today… it’s a full fledged mini office… bulletin board style!
Well, this little office setup was SO fun to create. A smaller bulletin board I had on hand helped to seal the deal making this office station compact enough to fit pretty much anywhere you need a desk of sorts.
So, let’s walk through the steps, then check out more pretty pictures!
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Supplies I used:
- Lidded crate
- 24 x 36 bulletin board
- Reclaimed wood planks (from an old fence)
- Small OFFICE stencil
- Stencil brush
- Open stencil
- Rusty junk hinges and twine to hold the lid up
- Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement (white) and Coal Black
- 1/2″ pipe fittings to desired shape
- Cordless drill, screws, saw, sander
You can also find a Fusion retailer near you HERE
Here’s how the little crate started. I got it from my brother’s garage sale.
I think my brother needs to have more garage sales.
It was coated out in Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement, which is their whitest white.
Then this last round, it was also painted white inside, as well as using the small OFFICE stencil.
You can learn how to stencil HERE
The design fit so perfectly, you’d think that stencil was made for that very crate! And talk about a cheater sign…
Rusty junk hinges and twine were added as a means to hold the lid up.
The crate was then screwed to the wall at a proper desk height.
The paint is durable enough to withstand chalk erasing. Works great!
Reclaimed wood planks were then cut to size, and added around the bulletin board secured with screws to create a rustic frame.
The frame got super quirky when I found an already cut arrow tip… works for me! That’s what happens when you are too lazy to walk out to the saw in the workshop.
The frame was attached with screws to the bulletin board.
Screws were then added to the wood frame to act as hooks for hanging office supplies and a wreath.
And finally, an open sign was created on scrap wood, hung from pipes!
So quirky, but it worked so well!
Installs don’t get much easier than screwing a few 1/2″ pipe fittings together.
It is designed to mix & match with Office, to create loads of fun variations!
Open was positioned on an angle, as if hand written.
Looks as if this mini office is apparently open for business!
Sounds like a great excuse to scroll a few feeds on the ‘ol phone…
What do you think of this little compact office idea? Where would you use it?
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