Sunday, May 5, 2013

Surplus Chest!!

This project was featured on ilovethatjunk.com!



I scored this awesome wood crate at a old Military Surplus store for $10!!









Wheels at my local Menards.

Flip the crate upside down. And screw wheels into place!



And Voila!

Our little people that come visit have a toy box!!




Here are a few custom crates I have made for some friends!

This HD crate is gonna be used as a Magazine Holder


And these crates are on front porches!








 





64 comments:

  1. FABULOUS idea! Love it! Of course we are always looking for places to hide the toys but you went beyond that and found a piece that has meaning and is very nice to look at! Love it!

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    1. Thank YOU! My kids aren't so little anymore, but we sure needed something for the niece and nephews toys! I love being an aunt!!

      Thanks-Shelly

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  2. Very cute! I love crates, and such a great price on wheels! Perfect toy box!!

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    1. Yeah I thought so too! Online you can purchase something similar for close to $100. I'm way too cheap and creative, I knew I could do it cheaper! Thanks for stopping!

      Shelly

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  3. This is awesome!! thanks for sharing


    Claudia @www.prettylittledahlia.com

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  4. ooh, great idea! something like that would look good in my 11 year old DS's room....he thinks he's too old for toys, but I bet he could find something to put in it :)

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    1. So easy and simple! Thanks for commenting and stopping by!

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  5. Great idea, love the look. I'd like to make it into a great coffee table or side table and you have storage also.

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    1. Sky's the limit with the ideas on this one! Thanks for looking!

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  6. Score! Wow... I can see so many uses for that crate!

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    1. Yes, I can too! Thanks for looking!

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    1. This one had soo much character! I just might hafta go get a few more. Great gifts?!

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  8. That is awesome I forget that toy boxes are made out of wood. You can decorate it so many different ways.

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  9. AMAZING deal! And I love it as a toy chest! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  10. Luv this diy - beautiful and functional too! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d} linky party last week!! Hope to see you at this week's party up now : http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/05/project-inspired-linky-party-no.html Pinned your post to our group linky party board! Heather

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  11. What a neat idea! :) As one of the co-hosts from the My Favorite Posts Weekend SHOW OFF Party! I wanted to personally thank you for linking up with us & to invite you to add me to your G+ circles or follow me on Twitter or Facebook as I’ve done the same with you. Also, I run a link party on my food blog, Anyonita Nibbles where you can link up recipes or food related posts. This week’s party is here: http://www.anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-10.html

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    1. I have checked out your blog, NEAT! Thanks for stopping over and checking out the ol bloggeroo!

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  12. That looks awesome!! Thanks soo much for sharing this @ The SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party :)

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  13. Who knew an old crate could look that cool! You definitely have an eye Shelly. Very nice.

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  14. So simple which I'm pretty sure any kid will love!

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    1. Thank YOU! Easy and fun storage for sure!

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  15. what a cute toy box! Very creative! really like the wheels to push it around.. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a wonderful SITS day! :)

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    1. Thank YOU! And thanks for coming over and checking it out!
      Shelly

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  16. I just typed up a comment and published, but can't see it anymore now..:( well, hopping over from SITS.. really like the cute toy box that you made from this old crate. very creative. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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    1. Yea it posted! Not sure what happened. But thanks again!
      Shelly

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  17. Love it! So simple, cool-looking and useful! I need to look for a box like that now....

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    1. Keep an eye out!! THanks for stopping over and checking it out!
      Shelly

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  18. Oooohhh...love this. I love the look of a plain wood crate...simple yet classic and goes with anything. Love the idea of adding wheels and making it into a toy box.

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    1. Thanks Nancy! Thanks for hoppin over and checking it out!!

      Shelly

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  19. That's awesome! It would make a great coffee table too! I love dual purpose items like that!

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  20. Great idea and gorgeous photos. Thanks. I have a little one who visits. Her stuff is on a coffee table. She needs her own box. Enjoy your SITS Day.

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    1. Keep your eye out Sheila!! Thanks again for stoppin and checking me out!!
      Shelly

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  21. What a great idea! I need more storage for my little girls toys!
    I hope you are having a wonderful SITS Day!
    Keia @ Improving Me

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    1. Thank YOU Keia!! And thanks for hopping over to check it out!
      Shelly

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  22. That's so cool and looks so easy! It would make some people in my family very happy.

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    1. It really was!! Thanks for coming over and checking out my blog!
      Shelly

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  23. Love, love, love! Great idea, and the pictures of the project are great. Happy SITS Day!

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  24. Love, Love, Love. The pictures of this project are great. Happy SITS Day!

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    1. Thank You! And sorry for the delayed response! It was a great day!

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  25. Great looking chest!! You did a great job

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    1. Thank You! Sorry for the delayed response.

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  26. It looks nice. I could use several of those in my garage.

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    1. Thank you Lynda! Sorry for late response.

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  27. So cool! I love the look of this chest and it's even cooler since you made it yourself :)

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  28. Okay this is just too cool. I would never have thought of something like this. Hope you are enjoying your SITS Day.

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  29. Wow! Super easy! I love it!

    I'm following you now and I'd love it if you'd come return the follow! Thanks!

    ~Holly
    Desert Momma

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    1. Thank you Holly! Sorry for late response, I'm headin over now!

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