Remodeling Your Kitchen? Repurpose Crates!

Mar 12, 2010 by

Kitchens are the heart of the home, and now they can be the center of repurposing!  With a few free shipping pallets that grocers always throw away, fruit crates, and even tea crates, you can turn your kitchen into a repurposed haven.  With a little bit of wood stain and a rag, you can transform nearly any wooden pallet or crate to have vintage-esq patina and glow.

Katrin Arens ingeniously repurposed a shipping pallet into a beautiful dish display.  The aged wood patina in this rustic kitchen is calling me to make a few good stews!  You can compliment this type of kitchen with rustic unfinished window shutters and get the most out of your new look.

As seen on HGTV, an old wooden crate is repurposed into a lovely, weathered spice rack.

If you really want a kitchen that is repurposed swoon-worthy, then it’s time to take shipping tea crates, complete with their original shipping imagery and type, and turn them into cabinets like Rupert Blanchard did.  Aren’t these incredible?!

If your cabinet doors leave something to be desired, why not take off the doors and use vintage apple crates in their place, as seen in House to Home?

Vintage fruit crates make another appearance as open shelving for your jars of dried goods, as seen in Country Living.

For one week, Simon Hoegsberg gave out free advice and coffee in Copenhagen to people walking by.  The project itself is quite intriguing, but what really caught my eye was the advice station he created out of shipping pallets.  This would make for a great repurposed kitchen island or kitchen table!

Crate appetit!

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  1. We use our wine crates for planters and storage. Right now we’re using one next to the door, to toss our shoes into when we enter the house

  2. A great post! Thank you for sharing. I’m following this blog now

  3. I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case, great info…I will bookmark your site. Keep up …

  4. that enable for just about any snug suit inside the heel to the midfoot. This results in a comfortable suit

  5. One way of organizing your kitchen is through spic racks, other people disregard spice rack because they don’t know it’s importance.

  6. I love the wine crate spice rack picture, but my favorite is the couple sitting at the pallet table.

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