I turned a beat up old wooden crate into a makeshift bookshelf. Read on to see how it was done.
What You'll Need
[x] wooden crate
[x] sandpaper
[x] spray paint
[x] rubber stamps
[x] acrylic paint

Step 1: Sand

First, I sanded the crate. The crate was pretty dirty and rough, so this not only smoothed away splinters, but got rid of dirt and generally lightened the wood.
You can see in the picture for this step how much lighter the wood is compared to the intro picture (the crate unsanded).
Where can one get crates like this?
I got mine via freecycle. Maybe a produce shop?

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