Easy Side Table from Wooden Crate

[pinit]Make a side table that doubles as storage from a crate in this easy upcycle DIY @savedbyloves[pinit]

Hi, I am Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box and I don’t know about you but I hate having my magazine lying around everywhere in my home. All of us have subscription that my wonderful mother in-law has gotten us, so I really needed to find a place for our magazine where they could be displayed nicely. I like to keep my magazine at hand because I love using them as inspiration.


The first thing that came to mind was using a crate that I had lying around the apartment.

Repurpose a crate into rolling end table and storage with this easy DIY @savedbyloves

I love the color of dark wood and decided to stain the crate a dark mahogany. The funny thing about staining is it has to be perfect weather. It can’t be too humid or cold because it will take that much longer for the stain to dry. I used a brush to apply the stain to the crate.

Remember to wipe any extra stain off the crate as you stain. The crate will dry faster if you do.

After the crate has dried overnight, I took a little trip to the hardware store and got wheels to attach to the bottom of the crate. Now I am able to move the crate with ease anywhere I wanted to go in my home.
Now the crate can be used as a side table and magazine storage to keep all of my HGTV magazines ready at hand for when I need inspiration!

What will you be using your crate side table for?

Stay Crafty!


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