Remember a while ago when I was distressing craft crates? I wanted the crates to look weathered and old? Well, it was to make a DIY bookcase out of craft crates.
The boys’ book situation was getting out of control, and I wanted a bookshelf that wasfunctional, inexpensive, and pleasing to the eye.
This DIY fit the bill. I bought each crate for about $6 (withJoAnn’s coupons, of course), so before I bought the casters to be screwed on the bottom of the crates, this bookshelf only cost my $36.
Liquid Nail was my bff for this project. No tutorial is really needed. I weathered the crates, (read about it here), glued the crates together using an ample amount of liquid nail, screwed some mending plates on for extra support, and fastened some casters to the bottom.
Every once in a while I try to style this DIY bookcase from craft crates, but these books are on and off the shelf so many times a day that it seems like a fool’s task. Ehh, I’d rather the books be read than not, so I will concede this battle.
Regardless, the bookshelf came out cute. At least I think so.