DIY Wine Crate Shelves

If you need a little bit more storage in any room of your home, today’s tutorial is for you! Jessica is showing you how she made this great wine crate shelf:

DIY Wine Crate Shelves, Mom4Real featured on Remodelaholic

Wooden crates are such a great find and they are great for storing just about anything. Check out some other ways to use crates:

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And here’s Jessica to show you her wine crate (and tobacco stick) shelf! Such a great looking and easy DIY!

DIY Wine Crate Shelf
by Jessica of Mom 4 Real

Hey there Remodelaholic peeps!  I’m Jessica from Mom 4 Real, and I am so happy to be over here sharing one of my thrifty projects.  I live in a smallish house full of thrifty finds, and absolutely love finding old things and turning them into new fabulous things.  Some thrifty makeovers I have done recently in my home are my Breakfast Nook Makeover With Thrifted Finds and our Thrifty Blue and White Cottage Bedroom Makeover .  I just love the character that comes with using old things!

DIY Wine Crate Shelves, Mom4Real featured on Remodelaholic

We love our cottage style home, but storage can be tricky, so maximizing our space is a must.   On a recent trip to Costco, my husband and I stopped in their wine shop to pick up a bottle of vino.  I noticed behind the counter, they had a few wooden wine crates, so I asked if they were selling them.  The lady told me that they give them away, and I was welcome to have them if I wanted…whoop…score!  I brought them home and sat them in my garage in anticipation of doing something with them.  The next weekend, my father in law brought me some tobacco sticks for a different project that I wanted to make, and I knew immediately that I wanted to make a rustic shelf using the crates and tobacco sticks!  So, out of these two free finds, my wine crate shelves were born.  Here is how I put them together…

wine crates for shelves, Mom4Real featured on RemodelaholicI started with my wine crates.  They are gorgeous as is, but I wanted mine a little more rustic looking.

walnut stained wine crate, Mom4Real featured on RemodelaholicI stained them with some walnut stain that I already had, and they were perfect!

make a shelf using wine crates and tobacco sticks, Mom4Real featured on RemodelaholicNext, I layed them on the floor and separated them so I could see how far apart I wanted them to be.  I took one of the tobacco sticks and layed it across them to see how long each of them needed to be.

use tobacco sticks or stakes to build a wine crate shelf, Mom4Real featured on RemodelaholicI used my miter saw to cut them down to 2 feet each.

how to build a wine crate shelf, Mom4Real featured on RemodelaholicNext, I screwed each leg onto the bottom edge/corner of each wine crate.  I used a brad nailer to attach the very top part of the tobacco stick because they were so thin.

DIY wine crate shelving, Mom4Real featured on RemodelaholicThat’s it!  The perfect little rustic wine crate shelf for my kitchen!

use wine crates to make a shelf for your kitchen and cookbooks, Mom4Real featured on Remodelaholic

Now I have the perfect spot to store my cookbooks and a few dishes that were being stored in my garage.  I’ll be keeping my eyes open for some more of these crates for sure…they are perfect for storage!

I have so enjoyed hanging with you today!  I’d love for you to stop over and visit me some time!

jessicasignature   Thanks for sharing, Jessica! The shelf looks great in your kitchen — love those easy DIYs!

If you want to see more from Jessica, I have good news — Jessica is going to be part of our contributor team starting in January! We have such a great bunch of contributors, you guys are just going to love them. We’ll announce more about that soon. In the meantime, you can go visit Jessica at Mom 4 Real and see more of her cute house!

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