Obsessed with Apple Crates

21 ways to use apple crates

These inexpensive little boxes are so clever & fun! While designing for my restaurant project. I came across this clever item that can be converted into so many things! It is astounding! I am working with them as a wall mounted 3D art feature that displays citrus, herbs, etc in a restaurant.

1. Apple crate Garden

1. Apple crate Garden

I've come across 15 + more ways to use them!

They are only $10 for the large ones at Walmart or Ikea and $6 for the small ones at Ikea! 
Lets take a look at the different ways you can use them!
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2. Shelving

2. Shelving

A whole wall of pallets is easy and still less expensive than lumber and labor. I love this raw unfinished look! 

3. Bookshelves

3. Bookshelves

I don't know about you, but I have WAY too many books for my kids. I have them in my living room AND in their bedroom. I love this idea and it uses one box for two shelves! So it's only $5 a shelf. I love that! Click the picture to see other clever shelving ideas that I love by forcreativejuice.com and how to make these bookshelves. 

4. crate country nightstand

4. crate country nightstand

This is such cute and clever nightstand! It's a great space saver in a small guest room. You can pain it any colorto customized it... or buy it on Etsy. Click through picture. 

5. Coffee table

5. Coffee table

A rustic coffee table is just the thing in a vintage or shabby chic room. You can leave the labels if you purchase wine crates and do a light warm stain, or paint them white. Click the picture for the tutorial.

6. Vintage Desk

6. Vintage Desk

This is a very inexpensive and rustic way to create a workspace, garden bench, or writing desk. If you double the depth of the crates and use eight crates you have a double deep project desk for crafts. 

7. Mudroom or entry bench with storage

7. Mudroom or entry bench with storage

What a clever and practical solution to where each child's shoes and backpacks are stored! Plus a place to sit to put their shoes on! What a great staple for a mudroom or an entryway. 

8. Bookshelf

8. Bookshelf

Another great and clever way to incorporate the crates in an artistic way and functional use of storage and shelving. This clever tutorial is at Creating Really Awesome of fun Things. Click through the picture.

9. A beautiful pet bed

9. A beautiful pet bed

What better way to treat your pet to a space of his/her own with this beautifully designed piece of furniture? And it is a simple and cost effective one as well! This is for a dog 40 lbs and under. This is by The Inspired Hive . Click through picture for tutorial. 

10. Blanket chest

10. Blanket chest

Oh how simple and lovely this pillow and blanket collector is. If you have too many baskets, or want something more sturdy, an apple crate is right for you. Thank Home Depot for this tutorial. Click through picture for tutorial.

11. Bathroom storage

11. Bathroom storage

As an interior designer, I know full well that storage in the bathroom is ALWAYS an issue. I love this solution, as a space saver and storage maximizer. Click through the picture for tutorial. 

12. Entry storage

12. Entry storage

This clever solution saves space, keeps items organized, and creates beautiful wall décor. In an home where there is no defined entry, this is a great way to createit's own space. Thanks The Rustic Willow ! Click through the picture for the tutorial. 

13. Kitchen Apple Crate drawers

13. Kitchen Apple Crate drawers

Wow! I love farmhouse design. Do you?! This one brings character to a already beautiful kitchen. It is also very functional (however I would relocate the produce away from the oven) to hold all your room temperature fruits and veggies. The rich texture of the reclaimed wood against the white country cabinets is so complex and beautiful. Home Tree Atlas is a great source of vintage and rustic farm décor inspiration. 

14. Wall divider & staircase bookshelf

14. Wall divider & staircase bookshelf

Is your room too long? or need some space division? but do not want to pull permits and build a wall?... Here is a solution. Stacked in a staircase arrangement or in Japanese "Tansu" this allows for storage on both sides. So clever.  L'Art de la Caisse via Recyclart. Click through picture.

15. Toy box

15. Toy box

Graphic toy box on wheels! So graphic and sweet. It travels nicely on wheels... However I can see my daughters hopping their and pushing each other and ending in a crash. So on second thought, no wheels. 

16. Spinning storage valet

16. Spinning storage valet

What an ingenious idea! I would place this in a walk in closet, bedroom, or entry hall. It is a spinning crate storage for shoes, clothes, etc. The full length mirror in the back provides a perfect place to view your full look before leave the house.  You can place hooks on the side to hang your purses. Great idea Stacy Davis! Click picture for tutorial.

 

That concludes are trip down apple crate obsessed lane!  There are so many more ideas out there. It's so motivating to get there and start doing! 

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