It's not a secret that I love to repurpose stuff. In fact, I try to use things I already have instead of building something from scratch. You can check many of the projects I've repurposed by visiting my repurposed projects gallery right HERE.
So, I was super excited to know the task for this month's DIY Creative Team: A REPURPOSED PROJECT!
Each month Brenda from A Cozy Little House, Susan from Love of Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper,and me, get together to create and share with you a DIY project. At the end of this post you can get a glimpse and click on the link to check their repurposed projects, in the mean time, let me tell you all about this nice cubbie organizer. :)
I was lucky to receive this stash of wine crates from a dear family friend. Four of the big crates were used in the guest room right here. One small crate was used to build a side table. The remaining crates have been used on and off to store random stuff in the house, but mainly in the garage.
This was a win, win situation because I also lightened the load on the scrap wood pile.
Pieces of 1 x 4's were cut to size. After clamping them, dado cuts were done with the router.
I thought this was the best way to secure those little shelves. Even though I don't use my old router much, each time I've used it I keep on promising myself to do more projects with it because, really, this is one of those tools that's so EASY to use, and it makes things look so good! :)
Now, I need to practice the measuring part a bit more. The little bottles were my guide. ;)
Twelve little spaces to hold nine bottles each...
All the pieces were cut, sanded, glued, and I used my Ryobi nailer to secure those ends to the crate.
Just perfect! :)
Well, except that the top row was a bit too short! I'm telling you, I need more practice. ;)
I went collecting all those little bottles, because I really thought we had like a million of them scattered all around the house.
Surprisingly, after I picked each and everyone, they didn't even fill half this box! A trip to the craft store was done next. :)
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I LOVE it! This is one of those projects that each time I see it, it puts a smile on my face, so colorful. :)
What have you repurposed lately?
Don't forget to visit my Creative friends to check each of their repurposed projects.