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5 Fab Ways to Repurpose Old Wooden Crates


We are quite excited to share our next blog post with you. We have handpicked 5 fab ways to repurpose old wooden crates into charming, stylish and functional pieces for your home. All you need is a little imagination! And the best bit ….. you can pick up an old crate for around £10 – so what’s not to love!

1. Adorable Child's Toy Box

We all know how important storage is in a child’s bedroom. It’s probably the most important part, aside from the bed itself!

Using old crates for toy storage adds practical functionality as well as visual charm. They create essential organisation for all those toys and other bits and bobs.

Isn’t this a delightful alternative to a traditional toy box?

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2. Quirky Book Shelving

A quirky alternative to classic book shelving.

This shows how simple it is to create a stylish and practical bookcase.

Stacking crates to form a shelving unit is a genius way to create storage space for books or other display pieces.  

We love this! 

3. Classic Side Table

This is such an easy look to pull off.  Just a little bit of imagination and you’ve turned two old wooden crates into a classic side table.

Anna from Blossomingbirds shows us how it’s done.

A perfect example of re-purposing – this side table provides a unique place to set your morning coffee and essential stash of home décor magazines!

Stylish and budget friendly – that’s what we call a win/win.

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4. Amazing Child's Desk

Who knew it could be this easy?

Just stack and secure a few crates to the desired height, chose your writing surface and there you have it, an amazing re-purposed desk that doesn’t break the bank.

This is definitely next on our list of to do’s!

This is a truly elegant and stylish design piece perfect for any home!

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5. Stylish Hallway Organiser

This is a no brainer for us. 

Adding a few crates to a hallway provides instant storage space for those muddy boots and wellies.

Ideal for those who have smaller hallways – unusual, quirky decor that provides practical storage. 

We don’t know about you but this most certainly ticks all the boxes for us!

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our latest blog. It really is that simple to inject a little bit of vintage charm into your home and better still, it doesn’t have to cost the earth to do it.

Which repurposing idea is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!   Now get inspired and start repurposing!

Ps. If you’re not sure where to get your hands on some old wooden crates, don’t worry – we always have some in stock – check out the furniture section of our website for more details.

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