Hi Everyone! It’s Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers! Things have been super busy around my neck of the woods lately. I am less than three months away from welcoming baby #2 into our family, and I’ve been working non-stop on getting my daughter’s new ‘big girl’ room put together so the baby can have the nursery.
As of right now, I have the room cleared, half-way painted and I’m slowly putting some of the decor up. I’m going with a rustic vintage look with a feminine touch, plus it has to work for a 2 year old! A few years ago I picked up some old crates at a gardening store for $5 a piece. Such a steal, I wish I would have bought more. Well, over the years I have used them for birthday party decor, planters for my front porch and tons of other little projects. And today, they finally have a permanent home!
I decided to turn these little crates into shelves for my daughter’s room. I have loved this look for so long, and I’m so excited that I found the perfect place for them.
Hanging the crates could not have been easier. We simply made sure they were level and then made some marks on the wall where I wanted the screws to go in. I didn’t want to screw through the crates, so I placed the screws in between the slots so the crates could rest on the screws. This way they would be easy to take off if I ever needed to and the crates would be intact. Since our studs were way off from the placement of the crates, we used drywall screws to hold them in.
Next was styling the shelves. I have a love/hate relationship with styling. I am always tweaking things and playing around, I feel like nothing is ever EXACTLY the way I want. Do you ever feel that way?
I’m so glad I found a little place for these crates. It’s a project that has been on my list for years and it took all of 15 minutes to put them up! Love projects like that, but it just makes me wonder why it took me so long!