Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Diy Crate Nightstand

Have you ever loved something so much you squeal every time you look at it? Well that's how it is when I look at my crate nightstand. I originally had a plain jane, black nightstand, but wanted something more my style. I had two crates sitting in the garage with tons of  random things in them & decided they'd look much better cleaned up & in my bedroom, plus they were free.






This is the easiest diy ever. There's no nailing, no trying to figure out out the best way to do it, nothing. I just put one crate down & then put the other on top of it. That's it. Nothing else. Done. After that, I just added things here & there until I liked the look of it & trust me, everyday there's something else that I'm either taking off or putting on, so you'll probably see this crate nightstand in upcoming posts. You've been warned. What do you think of the crate nightstand? Have you made something similar before? I'd love to know! As always, thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

  1. Oh I love love love this. What an easy DIY! I would probably use a screw to secure the two crates together so that they didn't wobble or anything but I love it. So rustic and perfect :)

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    1. So glad you love it Madison! I was planning on using a screw, but they are very sturdy, so I decided not to. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. I Love your creativity! So nice!!

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    1. That means so much, thanks Kade!

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  3. I love this idea!!! And that guitar next to them...perfect!!

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    1. I'm loving the guitar there, I think it's finally found a permanent spot...for now!

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  4. This is so adorable! I am pinning it!

    Right now.....our house is cute, but we don;t have a nightstand...just a cardboard box with a towel over it....now I am wondering where we can get some crates!

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    1. Thanks so much for pinning! You can find old crates at antique/thrift stores & sometimes garage sales, but you could go to Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Walmart & buy new ones & stain them to the desired color you'd like. Good luck on your nightstand! :)

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  5. Like pallets, I am loving the crates. I need to find me some. Such a cute look for cheap. Pinning it.

    Thanks for sharing!
    You're more than welcome to stop by my linky party sometime :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure pallets & crates can never go out of style! Thanks for pinning & for the invite!

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  6. love it....I am a sucker for crates!!! Pinning...Christine from Little Brags

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    1. Ah, me too, they can be used for so many different things!

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  7. I love it too! In fact I did that in my bedroom a few months ago... I like how you have yours decorated better though :o)

    Tania

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    1. Great minds think alike! ;) Thank you so much, I'm sure yours looks lovely!

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  8. Absolutely LOVING these Katelyn!!! I could totally see doing something like this in our guest room! I can't wait to share these in this week's Friday Finds this morning :) Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. So glad you love them! It would look great in a guest room, thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is so cute and I love your styling on the crates! We did a very similar post just last week by stacking 2 crates to create a coffee table. So easy and you can't beat free! Would love it if you stop by and check it out. http://likemotherlikedaughterblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/how-to-build-coffee-table-in-matter-of.html
    Love your blog! I'm going to stay a while and look around :)

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    1. Anything free is amazing! I'll be sure to check out your post. That means so much, thank you for stopping by & looking around! Have a fantastic weekend.

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  10. You've got crate creativity!

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  11. Love this idea! This would be perfect for my guest room. Thanks for sharing:-)

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  12. What an awesome piece, Katelyn! I love everything about it! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us. Pinning this!

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  13. Love the style of this nightstand! I think it's so great how the natural wood color can be seen a little bit through the whitewash over it. Perfect shabby chic!

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  14. I just recently came across your blog and was first pulled in by the great bed table. And now with these crate bed stands I'm hooked on your DIY projects. This is something I'm absolutely doing this summer. Thank u for the inspiration.

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  15. I love this! And so random, but what kind of plants are those?

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  16. Hi! Did you paint the crates or were they already that color? I attempted to paint mine rustic brown by leaving a few patches of the light wood color underneath.

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    1. Hi Gina! I didn't paint the crates. These are just old weathered crates that had been in a barn for quite a few years that I finally decided to do something with. I bet yours look great like that, I love rustic brown!

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  17. Thank you soooo much for solving my problem . I need a new nightstand but am in the middle of redecorating some day. I don't know if I want to go dark wood or off white. So without spending hundreds of dollars I can now do either thanks to your SUPER WONDERFUL idea. Thank you so much !

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