More Choices Available New. They were letting her chew on a length " of sand-blasting hose. I prefer to use a sanding block rather than a piece of sandpaper because of its hard, flat surface. Slowly build up the amount of time she's in the closed crate while you're sitting next to it. The block ensures the flat crate front will be smooth.
Tell us a little bit about you and we'll find articles to fit your tastes. To start, just select some of the options below. The Home Depot Blog. Caroline Inge of The Home Depot. Small wooden storage crate Wood stain Cabinet pulls Putty knife Several varying grits of sandpaper or sanding blocks Wood filler Shims , paint stirrers, or scrap wood Staining pads Drill Screwdriver Step 1 Start by removing the sticker residue from the wood using a residue cleaner, and then sand the area thoroughly.
Step 2 Next, use a couple of small shims or scrap wood I used cut pieces of paint stirrers and gently tack them to the inside of the crate. Step 3 Next, fill the hole with wood filler. Step 4 Let the wood filler harden overnight, then begin sanding the side of the crate. The side of your crate should look like this — smooth, with no bumps or unevenness.
Step 5 Next, begin staining! Step 8 Next, begin screwing in the screws for the cabinet pulls with a screwdriver. More Articles By This Author. Ben Uyeda of HomeMade Modern. Giving the Perfect Gift: Chica and Jo of Chica and Jo. Get Personalized Article Recommendations. Hardware , Organization , Paint , Storage , Wood. Please share if you were inspired! You did a great job! The finished product is amazing and I am inspired to start on my own project!
I have a question, how many crates can you paint with one can of spray paint? I will have a large project of about 22 crates for my classroom. I am just curious to how many crates I can spray paint with one can, so I can guesstimate about how many cans I will need.
Hi Lora, great question! A lot of the spray paint I used was leftover from my local household hazardous waste facility check if your area has one!
I absolutely love this idea! I have a son in college. This would be a perfect solution for extra seating in his dorm. What size did you cut the wood pieces-the one that gets covered with fabric and the small pieces you made to go inside.
Thanks for the question! The wood squares that get covered in fabric are the same size as the outside dimensions of the crate. This piece of wood fits flush on all four sides, covering the top of the crate. The small pieces to go inside do not all measure exactly the same. The important thing is that they are nailed onto the cover about an inch in from the edge so that they hold the cover in place.
How much fabric would you need per crate seat, roughly? Thanks for the question. The spray paint is holding up very well on some of the crates, but not so well on some of the others. The ones I used Krylon, like the red one, is peeling off everywhere. It really matters what brand of paint you use I guess! This is a great idea for my Grand Children toys and seating for when they watch movies ,my question is Can the milk crate be covered in Fabric?
Sure wish I had had milk crates when my sons were small…less mess in their rooms. Thanks for the great post! Hi Melissa, Super idea! I have some suggestions: I can see them mixed-and-matched, with the colors switched around, just for fun. Or made with a multi-color print to mix around with the different colored boxes, or a variety of prints with similar colors to mix and match.
So fun to change them around! On the other hand, if particular toys belong in particular colored boxes, you might want them to match up so they know where to find their special toy without dumping them all out… A person could really take off with your idea!
God bless you for sharing! Thanks for sharing your very good tutorial. Hi, I would love to include this post in a clever toy storage ideas roundup that I am doing. I would be using one of your pictures with credit, of course, and a link back to this post for instructions. If this is a problem, please let me know.
As long as you link back to my original post, I am fine with you using one of my pictures and including my idea in your roundup. I always seen ideals like this. Was not sure how they did it. Thank you for a more clear instructions on how to do it. They really are adorable. This extra step is so important to keep the little ones from falling off a slippery stool. Now you have to create a functional table for all your colorful Storage Stools.
Something at the correct height for the stools to be tucked underneath when not in use. The kids would have a ball doing crafts, playing games, having their snacks, etc. You did such a great job on these storage stools! Your email address will not be published. Leave this field empty. I chose a few fun colors of spray paint most I already had and sprayed them. I cut open a little piece of the canvas cover….
A giant mattress of thick foam! I laid out the fabric three of them were made using old t-shirts and cut it to size. I did this process six times.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how we won the war. So last but not least, I have to prove my frugality to you. The project costs are as follows: Thanks, Lora Reply Hi Lora, great question!
Thanks for the comment! Melissa Reply I absolutely love this idea! Reply Aw thanks Angela! Reply What size did you cut the wood pieces-the one that gets covered with fabric and the small pieces you made to go inside Reply Hey Monica! Thanks for stopping by!
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