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Wooden Crate Wall Cubbies

By Homeroad on Jun 04, 2012
The day started with a thrift store find...
9 raw wood crates, 1/2 price day! $2.00 each

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Great boxes, I couldn't leave them there...
I thought planters, storage, tool totes, cubbies...

CUBBIES !!!
WALL SHELF !!!
OFFICE !!!

I filled up a spray bottle with a vinegar/steel wool solution.
I wanted an aged look.

Caution: 
If you try this spray-on idea make sure to run your solution through a coffee filter or the little pieces of steel wool will clog the spray bottle...

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They started changing color right away...


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When they were dry I screwed them together. 
I tried a variety of patterns but in the end I liked a nice symmetrical rectangle.

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I added rusty hinges and a number for decoration...


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I added brackets to the bottom so I could hang it 
from the wall above my desk in the office...


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It ended up to be the perfect size for over my desk.
Big enough to hold dishes, pails, and tins for organizers.

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My desk is L shaped, made of 2 old doors 
on top of inexpensive IKEA tables. 


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I used vintage rulers to cover the IKEA table sides.



This side of the L has a glass top, the door panel is filled
with little notes and special old finds...



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You can read more about the desk here.


Some of the other desk organizers pictured are here: 


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Thrifted Desk Organizer

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Chalk Painted Loaf Pans


Great wall shelves for only $18.00!


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