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

 
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Step 1: Sand

Picture of 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).

Step 2: Spray Paint

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After the crate was sanded I spray painted the whole thing a teal color. Rust-oleum calls it "lagoon." I sprayed it with 2 coats.

Step 3: Stamp It

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I then used rubber stamps coated with acrylic to stamp a heart print onto the crate.

Step 4:

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And voila! A beat up old wooden crate has transformed into a bookshelf.
WhiteLotus1 year ago
Where can one get crates like this?
Dollydagger (author)  WhiteLotus1 year ago
I got mine via freecycle. Maybe a produce shop?