Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Rolling Wood Crate

One of my goals this year is to make our little house more functional and practical.
I want to find ways to use our existing space in a way that provides more storage...which is an ongoing thing around here!
I bought a couple of old wood crates at an estate sale last summer for $2 a piece and they have been so handy.
Currently, they house gloves and mittens in our entryway/mudroom:).

I came across a pin on Pinterest from Christi at The Brown Shed  and had an AH HA moment...
casters to make the little box roll around where ever you need it to be!

Just screw 4 casters to the bottom of your's that simple.
The casters cost me $1.50 each at the hardware store, so I felt like it was a pretty cheap upgrade.
I know I will find so many ways to use this box.
I am already thinking about using it for a mini rolling library:).

I am so happy with it!
Right now, it is underneath a bench in our entryway holding all of the hats and gloves.
I am almost finished with my little update of this area of our home and hope to show you this week:).

I love that the kids can just roll out the box to grab what they need...or put away:).

There are so many options for something so simple!
It would be fun to use for favors at parties, storage for towels in the bathroom, to fill it with magazines, quilts, or toys.
I love a simple solution that provides so much organization!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.



Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

What a great box. The casters are the perfect touch!

Teresa said...

love the idea of using the box for hats and gloves! and casters to boot! great idea thanks for sharing!

Maureen Wyatt said...

I'm pinning this great idea! It would work well for my daughter's sun porch. Six kids means a lot of mitts and hats. ~ Maureen

Jacqueline said...

great idea!

April Rowell said...

Awesome idea! love it !

Bonnie said...

Love your castors on the bottome. That looks like an old fruit crate. What a great find.

Keep Home Simple said...

Love it Julia!!! I'm currently cleaning out nooks and crannies in our home and am in the process of finding fun storage solutions for a lot of things. When my home is more organized and everything has a place, I am a much happier mom/wife/person. Hope you have a good week!

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Oh my... that is sooooo awesome. I love the photo of it tucked in under your white bench. Cool!!!

Gumbo Lily said...

What a great idea! Being able to pull the crate out to gather stuff and then push it back under is smart and easy for kids to do. Anything to make it easy for kids to keep things tidy is smart!

Christi said...

Julia... I have this on my "to do" list! Thanks for the boost of inspiration! Your crates look great, and what a bargain!


I love vintage wooden crates!
It is so funny we've used it for the same purpose!
I've got a wooden crate (bananas crate!) in my mudroom to hold hats, scarves and my baby's outerwear!

Have a good week,


Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

What a great idea! I love how cute and practical it is!

Kimberlee said...

Love all your ideas Julia!

Cheyenne said...

I just love it, Julia!

Sandy said...

I love your photo's so pretty.
And what a superb idea of the coasters.
I was wondering though...
Was the bottom of the crate thick enough?
I have been wanting to do that with a trunk I have.

Also I want to thank you for sharing the Anderson Farm Give Away.
I actually just joined for the fun of it. I always have this "I never win" mentality.
So I almost woke up all the kids (from excitement) when I read that I won.

Have a great week

CW said...

I did that with a crate of ours a while back.... such a great idea.
Have a wonderful day.

Cailan said...

That is so fabulous, Julia! I love the idea of using it under a bench for hats, etc. So cute!

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Teresa said...

sorry Julia, I responded to a comment in my follow up comments thinking it was from you, please disregard. I think I need to go to bed:)

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