I stumbled upon this great idea a month or so ago on Finding Fabulous and tried it out. It’s so easy and cheap that it’s almost a crime not to try it.
Step 1: Call your local Whole Foods, Green Life, Fresh Market…or any other local natural food store and ask them if they have any wooden wine crates that they’re throwing away. I called Whole Foods and they had a number of different ones available and gave me 2 of them.
Here is a picture of the one I stained:
Step 2: Purchase a can of stain or find the leftover can in the garage and pop it open.
Step 3: Lightly (or heavily) stain the crate to add some age to it. If you like the natural wood look, then keep it as is!
Step 4: Use it wherever you’d like around your house—storage, decoration, both!
Here is a picture of Jane’s over at FF: