Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fruit Crate Fun

Here is my latest Pinterest inspiration.  I got this old fruit crate from a local farmer for free.  Right away I knew what I wanted to do with it.  Ever since we moved into our current home (6 years ago), my girls have needed some shelving above the toilet in their bathroom.  Unfortunately for them, it was never high on my priority list. 

First we sanded it a bit.  Not a lot, just enough to get rid of the sliver factor.  Then I painted it with extra wall paint I had left over from one of the bedrooms, hung it on the wall and let the girls help me decorate it.  Here is the end result:

They are very happy with the result and so am I.  You can't beat free! 


  1. This is just amazing! I love crates; we have a bunch in the living room as end tables. I like to find crates that still have the printing on them, but this is a great idea to use one that doesn't.

  2. I love crates, too. :) I also prefer the ones with printing and labels.....but I can't pass up the blank ones....I guess I'm a sucker that way.