Flea Market Décor
Accomplish your organization goals with these simple crate storage ideas.
NEXT TIME YOU RUN INTO A PILE OF CRATES at an estate sale or flea market, don’t pass them up. You can use crates for storage that won’t clash with your vintage vibe. Here are some of our favorite ways to upcycle crates to help you achieve your organization goals.
Inspired by JST Design 1. Spice Rack
Tired of never being able to find the right spices during meal prep? Purchase small containers that will fit into the compartments of a crate, and label them so they’re easy to spot and within reach any time you need them.
Inspired by Lavender & Linen 2. Funky Dresser
If you need a unique furniture piece to add character to a bedroom, make your own dresser by building a frame around five crates and adding drawer pulls to them. Choose crates with a similar theme or collect crates with a complementary color scheme.
3. Upcycled Desk
Desks can be expensive, and it can be difficult to find one with enough storage space. If you make two stacks of two crates and secure a long piece of wood on top, you’ll create your own rustic-style desk with ample cubby space.
4. Art Supply Organizer
All you need for this organizer is a crate with compartments and four wheels. After attaching the wheels, you can fill the crate with art supplies, makeup, jewelry and more! It’s a simple way to keep your materials on hand where they’re easy to spot.
5. Hidden Storage Seating
For a piece of furniture that doubles as a hideaway cubby, measure out a thin piece of wood to the size of your chosen crate and make a cushion for it with fabric and filling. Once the cushion portion is complete, attach it to the crate (open side up) with a hinge, so you can open it to store guests’ purses, books or blankets. When it’s closed, you’ll have extra seating.
6. Wall Shelves
Mix and match different sized crates, and secure them to the wall for a unique shelf display. This way, you aren’t limited when creating your gallery wall. You can use items that aren’t flat and don’t easily adhere to a wall.