These days I'm not crazy about going shopping as much as i used to. But, I still like going shopping after the holidays, those low prices are always enticing. And well, if it's something for the house or one of my projects, much better, the game is on! :)
Like a month ago I went shopping with my sister-in-law. We didn't find much stuff that we love, but in between the few things I bought, were these single wooden wine crates. Their price: two bucks each. Not bad. But my first thought was, how to repurpose them, because I really don't care about wine, and the boxes looked good to store something.
Let me show you how I turned these into a little chest of drawers to store craft supplies.
Each box had a division that I took out. And there was another wooden piece that was glued to the bottom of the crate to keep the bottle in place, that was also easily removed.
For the drawers I used two ¼" x 4" x 4' boards. Little pieces cut at 4" and 3-3/4".
Using wood glue and 5/8" brad nails, the boxes were put together. The nailer is without a doubt the key piece for this project.
One by one they were done. But hey, they looked too simple.
So, using a 3/8 drill bit, a hole was done for pulling the little drawers out of the main box.
Eyelets and numbers were added to dress them up a bit more.
And yes, I even used the crate doors to build the drawers. ;)
Hmmm, can you see box number 8 has no nail holes? I was already making the holes when I took that drawer out and uh oh, no bottom! Too busy, to go and cut it at the moment.
I'm using these little drawers to store some of my craft supplies, stamps, chalk, little hole punchers, tags.
This little cubby is staying in my office, I'm still organizing things in there.
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*Ryobi Tools were given to me to try out,
I love them so much so that they are the tools I use for my every day projects.
All stated opinions are my own.*
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