It is that time of year when we all want a more organized home. For me, there is no better place to start than in the kitchen. You can make this wood crate kitchen organizer and either add it to the inside of your cabinets or even use it on top of the counter. Either way, it will help you get a bit more organized and will look great as well! Plus, it is so easy to make. Sounds great, right? Read on to see how to make your own.
Supplies needed to make this wood crate kitchen organizer:
- Unfinished wood divided crate
- Craft paint (any color that you like)
- Stain (any color that you like)
- Wood glue (optional)
How to make a kitchen organizer from crates:
Start by staining the outside of each crate. Brush on the stain, allow to sit a few minutes, then wipe away any excess with a rag.
I did both the sides, back, and front edges with stain. You can do any combination of stain and paint that you wish. Allow the stain to dry completely before continuing.
Then paint the inside of each crate with the craft paint. Be sure to choose paint colors that will work with your kitchen’s decor. I did two coats of paint but you may need more or less depending on what type of paint you are using. Just be sure to allow to dry in between coats.
Once your paint and stain have fully dried and cured, you can use these wood crates alone or stack them to create a larger organizer. You can also use wood glue to secure these together if you like.
Now you are ready to add these crates to your kitchen. Put inside the cabinet or on the counter to organize just about anything.
Here we added in food items but these would also work for things like measuring cups, coffee mugs, k-cups, and more!
So, will you be adding a wood crate kitchen organizer to your home? You might want to pick up quite a few of these crates because you will want them in every room once you get started. This same idea will work in the bathroom, mudroom, or even your bedroom. Happy organizing!
Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for several years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.