If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I love using reclaimed wood
in my projects.
When I was contacted to come up with some creative ways to use large and small crates in a way that helps with back to school organization, I was all over it.
By the way, if you click on that link you will see they are now selling deconstructed reclaimed and new pallet pieces! No more killing yourself trying to pry the pieces off!
I knew right away what I wanted to do with the larger crates.
The first thing I did was to stain them a rich ebony.
Then I stacked them on our small front porch to create a catchall for sports equipment,
bags, and books.
I don't know about you, but I always feel like there is such a small amount of time after school before it's dinner time and then the kids are heading off to sports practice's.
Having everything in one place and organized is key.
I also like that these are totally portable. I didn't attach them together, they are just stacked one on top of the other.
I painted the smaller crates Rosemary by Sherwin williams and added some little buckets from Ikea in them. This makes a handy place for markers, pens, and pencils.
How many times do your kids sit down to do homework only to spend too much time trying to find a sharp pencil?
Now for the fun part!
One of you will win 2 large crates, 2 small crates, and drumroll please…..
a $50.00 Home Depot gift card!
Please read the following to enter:
Comment on this post telling me what you would do with your new crates.
Leave your email address.
You do not need to have a blog to enter.
Anonymous commenters count, just be sure to leave that email address so I can contact you if you win.
I will pick a random winner on Friday July 17th and announce back here on my blog.