Wine crates Floating shelves / One Room Challenge Week 4

What better than wine crates for cheap inexpensive and easy shelves. Especially that this room is also the place where we keep the bottles of wine 😊

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I have done shelves with wine crates before in my dining room but I had never painted them.

For the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling it Home, I’m giving my craft room a makeover. Or more accurately, I’m making a craft room that can be called a craft room! You can see the recaps here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

 

Where to get the wine crates

Here in Quebec, we can get wine crates where wine is sold (SAQ). They usually sell the crates for 5$ and give the money to a foundation. So it’s a good deal for everyone!

Remove the stickers

The wine crates always have a bunch of stickers on them. See my previous post on wine crates shelves to know how to remove them easily.

Sanding

I did a light sanding to get a smooth surface. Here’s a closeup on our favorite Canadian wine 😉
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Paint and varnish

I painted the inside without touching the border. I didn’t use a primer (no time for that!!) but did two coats of paint and it was enough. For the outside, I used a clear varnish and also did two coats with light sanding between them.

 

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Installing

Drill holes in the top corners of the wine crates
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With a screw, we tested the wall where we wanted to install the crate to see if there was wood behind.
No luck for us, we had to use wall anchors.
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It is pretty hard to take pictures of something in front of a window, but I’m really happy with the look of it in real life!

 

Wine crates | Shelves | Osoyoos Larose | DIY | Home Decor | Tutorial | Paint | shelf | Craft Room | One Room Challenge
Wine crates | Shelves | Osoyoos Larose | DIY | Home Decor | Tutorial | Paint | shelf | Craft Room | One Room Challenge
These three statues were made in a workshop with the kids a couple of years ago, I really love them there!!

This week, I also upholstered a square stool for my craft room

If you missed it, be sure to check it out here!
Once again, the recap:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6
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