This dog feeding station is relatively easy to make, and Fido will love you for it. All you need is a wooden crate with a top, and a circular saw to cut a hole to fit your doggie bowl. Bonus: The inside of the crate can hold dog food and other canine must-haves.
Step it Up a Knob
A stained wooden crate is an inventive foundation for jewelry storage and organization. An eclectic assortment of knobs accommodates an ample necklace collection, while the top surface makes room for the rest of your adornments.
Enable the Label
Give those old crates a new purpose with labels. Chalkboard paint is a simple way to transform wooden crates into a filing system for canned goods, craft supplies, hardware—you name it. Before you paint, sand the area to smooth out any rough wood grains.
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Easy as Riding a Bike
Opt for portable design with a wooden crate bike basket. Stain, paint or stencil the crate, then strap it to the handle bars or back rack. Don't want to spring for additional hardware? Use cut-down leather belts to secure the crate to your bike.
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A Bolder Holder
Go rustic with your WC. Start by mounting a wooden crate to the wall. Instantly, you have a built-in shelf upon which to stack the bathroom's most critical supplies. Rusty metal license plate, optional.
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Use smaller wooden crates to create a new home for your hanging plants. Tie decorative rope around the slats at the top corner of each crate, then gather all four pieces in a knot to hang. Make sure to use a drip tray underneath your plant to avoid any unexpected indoor showers.
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Could your coffee table be the next great crate project? The limit is your imagination—stain the crates or leave them natural; use a glass top or leave the surface open.
Put Your Feet Up
There's shabby chic charm about storing shoes in crates. Stack multiple crates to for a layered look. A wine crate turned on its end makes a handy storage station for keys, mittens, and Fido's leash.
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