Friday, October 18, 2013

DIY {Rolling} Wood Crates

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It's been a while since I posted!  I've been so busy with school starting back up, soccer, and preparing for all the upcoming holidays.

In the middle of all that craziness, I've been working on something really fun.  A full pantry re-do!

You'll have to wait until November 1st to see the full reveal-when I guest post over at GingerSnap Crafts.

For now, here is one of the many projects I tackled to get our horrid pantry in pristine condition.

As with my of DIY projects, this one started as a need to solve a problem-I needed a way to keep food off the floor (my pet peeve!)

The solution I finally came up with was wood crates that roll!  
I didn't want our wood floors to get scratched up by them, so wheels were a must.

I ordered some wood crates from Home Depot.  I know Michael's and Joann's carry them too sometimes.

At first, I thought I would stain all of them.

I loved this weathered gray stain.  But staining was a total pain! 

 I'm a FAST DIY kind of girl.  

So after one crate, and my feet looking like this:

I was DONE with staining.  I had no idea it was so messy, or time consuming.

Out came my trusty spray paint for the other two.

After spray painting and staining were done, it was time for the easy part.  Adding wheels!

I bought these wheels that roll AND swivel (fancy!) from Lowe's.

Each wheel took four screws.  Save yourself some time and use a drill!

The wheels are cute, and make it so much easier to pull the crates in and out of the pantry!

Add a little vinyl, and done!


  1. Love, love, LOVE!! I will be copycat-ing these immediately!! (Isn't spray paint the greatest?) Stopping by from the Truly Lovely linky. :) Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty

  2. Oh these are just perfect for storage! Love that you added the wheels!

  3. those are really neat! now to come up w/ a place I could use em at my place!!??

    coming at you from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party!

  4. What a great idea! I have gotten those crates before, but never thought to put wheels on them! Found you through Nifty Thrifty Things! I'm your newest follower :) Would love for you to come visit at! :)

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I'm sorry if I missed it, but how did you apply the tasty, scrumptious, and yummy words? Did you mean they were adhesive vinyl? I love the font!

    1. Amy, I just used a friend's Silhouette Cameo to cut out the vinyl, and then apply it. Hope that helps!

  6. I am excited you linked up to Tickled Pink Times Two. I am sharing your DIY Rolling Wood Crates on my FB page today :)

  7. What a neat way to organize things. I'll have to add this to my list of things to do!

  8. Great idea, especially it is rolling!!

  9. Thanks for sharing this diy at the party. I'll be tweeting & pinning your diy. I can't wait to make some! Theresa @DearCreatives

  10. Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise! Congratulations! Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and will be pinned to the TGIF Party Board! I can't wait to see what you link up this week!
    Cathy @

  11. Love this idea-i buy crates from an apple orchard down the road -already weathered stained-lol. But the crisp white crates look great holding food.
    Thanks for sharing

  12. Sarah what size and font was used for the vinyl words?

  13. Hi there Sarah , I just put together a post of HOW TO DECORATE WITH CRATES and I used a picture of your gorgeous crate for inspiration with a blog link back to you provided. I hope that is ok, please advise if you want be to delete it. Greetings from Christine from Little Brags

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