Wood Crate Storage

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by Angela Son, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Wood Crate Storage

Go back to cool with this wall décor storage hutch that’s packed with personality! Using this season’s hottest chalk paint finish and a few inexpensive wood crates, you’ll build a one-of-a-kind curio display for your one-of-a-kind treasures. It’s a delightful DIY accent for your dorm, apartment or bedroom, and light enough to hang without damaging your walls (so you can pocket that housing deposit when you move out!)

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare and Paint Surface: Use sandpaper to smooth wood surface. Use the flat brush to paint all crates in two coats of Cascade. Let dry between coats. Leave the inside base of each crate unpainted.
  • 2
    Make Your Own Wallpaper: Measure the inside base of crate. Use measurements to cut out a piece of foam board and decorative cardstock for each of your crates. Apply Mod Podge to each foam board piece with the sponge brush, then adhere the decorative cardstock to it -- and voila! Homemade wallpaper! Apply tacky glue to the inside base of the crate, insert the “wallpaper”, press it down to the base of the crate, smooth the wallpaper over with your hand and let the tacky glue dry. Tip: Protect your hands from the slippery, sticky surface by wearing plastic bags over them.
  • 3
    Assemble and Hang Your Wall Unit: Once you have figured out the placement of the crates on your wall, use the Quick Grip to adhere them together. For best results, connect crates together one at a time before adding on another crate. We attached the bottom half of the crates together, and the upper half separately, then connected both. Tip: After you have connected the crates together, temporarily separate them to ensure the glue won't drip down the sides (this should only take a few seconds) then reconnect the crates again. When all glue has dried, it's ready for hanging. Make sure you choose a hook that can support the weight of your project (as shown, our project weighs about three pounds) and won't damage neither the wall nor the storage unit.
  • 4
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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Six of the Woodline Works 25 CD Holder Crates
  • •Plaid FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint Cascade & Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer in Matte Finish
  • •Authentique 12" x 12" Paper Pad Radiant Collection (or other desired Cardstock)
  • •Elmer'’s Foam Board 20" x 30" x 1/2" in White
  • •Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 12
  • •Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue
  • •Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive
  • •X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife
  • •Plastic Bags (optional - see step 2), Wall Hooks, Sandpaper, Ruler & Sponge Brush