Nesting- wooden crates as shelves

I just love the worn out, simple and cheap idea of making shelves out of old wooden crates.
The ones on the left are from Dellas room and the other one is from our new kitchen in our cottage.
We have just started to renovate the cottage and

the kitchen is far from ready but slowly we are getting there.
We don’t have a kitchen top yet – it will be concrete.
And I am going to make my own cabinet doors out of old scrap wood from the old 50’s kitchen
that was trown out in the 70′ but are still in the barn in our yard.
Behind the big painting is a hole – for a window so we can cook and look out on the woods!

You can see some more photo’s of how the kitchen looked like before here
and more from the  “before house” – here.

I simply found these old crates in the barn. Old sugar, butter and fruit boxes.

In Dellas room I used fruit crates from the market place. Like I did in Hadichas room for Fixa rummet.
They are really cheap, got them for free!
Altough not so strong, I like the simple bric a brac feel to it. We painted them with left over paint.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Jenny Brandt
March 9, 2011 at 07:32

Isabelle! I love this. I will do this in Viola´s room and her playhouse as well!!

March 9, 2011 at 08:47

Love it!!

March 9, 2011 at 10:16

Very nice! I’ve been thinking about something similar but we seem to be out of wall-space right now. :)

Swedish House
March 9, 2011 at 13:03

These look really lovely in your kitchen.
Like you I was lucky to find some in our barn too.
I am hoping to you’s them as shelves in my son’s bedroom…a couple of old ammunition boxes/crates I have used as a bedside table… quite macho in a teenage boys room lol!

Fridas fina
March 9, 2011 at 19:56

Så fint! Och stugan kommer att bli supersnygg! Ska bli spännande att se så småningom. :-)

March 9, 2011 at 21:33

Those crates look lovely! I used to have some on the wall in my last house but we’ve not made room for them here yet x

March 10, 2011 at 20:24

thank you for this post! I have been in love with crates, cubbies, shelves, etc. since I was a child. (even in school – a few desks had cubbies instead of tops that lifted up and I wanted one so badly but was never assigned one)… I love crates as shelves and your post has encouraged me to find a way to get my crates up onto the wall of my apartment!

March 11, 2011 at 07:44

Ah, love this too!
The kitchen allready looks way better than before, good choice to make a window in there!
Can’t wait to see when it’s done. I’ll bet it’s gonna be spectaculair! Good luck!

March 14, 2011 at 18:43

An old idea that still works I guess. I can’t wait either to get the kitchen going. This summer I gues or hope it’s going to be finished!

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May 26, 2011 at 04:38

I dont have a barn to find old crates – I live in the city and would like to find some crates for shelving in two fireplaces I have in my kitchen. Where can I buy them does anyone know?

May 26, 2011 at 07:21
– In reply to: rachael

Hi Rachel some if them we bought at the Local fruit market. Flower shops sometimes have them or antique stores. Fleas- i guess. Isabelle

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