PJ 245 – upcycled old crate projects

136+ Upcycled Old Crate Projects! Outstanding ideas on what you can do with a crate! via FunkyJunkInteriors.net 

Welcome to Party Junk 245 – Upcycled Old Crate Projects

Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific

Why Upcycled Old Crate Projects

Being that my newest build this week was all about a lowly little crate, I was hugely reminded how valuable these guys are.

Upcycled crates are one of my alltime fav things to decorate with. They are like these little premade boxes you often get for free, and the uses are limitless! 

Are you also a crateaholic? Here’s a collection of uses that just may inspire you…

Vintage boot rack by Finding Home

DIY Crate boot rack / Finding Home

I’ve yet to see prettier boot storage … what a fabulous use! Great tutorial.

Toilet paper crate storage via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Crate toilet paper storage / Funky Junk Interiors

Find out the story to this little crate-tastic idea that blew up Facebook… 

Crate shelves split into two! By Thistlewood Farms

Split crate shelves / Thistlewood Farms

Love a crate? Here’s how you can double it up!

Crates on a wall kitchen phone station via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Crates on a wall kitchen phone station / Funky Junk Interiors

No room to go horizontal? Go up!

Crate ottoman by Decorating Ideas Made Easy
Crate upholstered ottoman / Decorating Ideas Made Easy

Gorgeous AND genius! Find out how it’s done…

Adjustable crate tray table via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Adjustable crate table tray / Funky Junk Interiors

A trick crate with many new traits…find out all the secrets to this one.

Got any cool crate projects? Link them up in this weekend’s 2nd themed linkup!

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11 thoughts on “PJ 245 – upcycled old crate projects

  1. Donna I bought a soda crate in Virginia when we were on vacation. I was going to use it in my craft room (if it is ever finished) but now I think I will use it to store my scarfs. Thanks for the ideas and please post more pictures of the kitties. Thanks.

  2. well how nice that you are back. this is the third newsletter/blog that suddenly stopped appearing in my email and now just as suddenly after a very extended period of time here you are.

  3. Hey Donna,
    I’m a lover of crates too and have been collecting several for a couple o years….gearing up for their use in my office area. I’ve been thinking on whether to leave them all natural or “coat” them with something….wax…oil…I don’t now really. I’m not really sure I want to do this but I know that I have one crate already in use in my bathroom that has a matt sheen to it….and it is pleasing to me so that is why I’m thinking of doing it with the others. I don’t really want to change the color on them much…just rather bring out a bit of richness…does that make sense? I was just wondering if you have any suggestions on the matter?
    Thanks so much,

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