Friday, July 10, 2015

~Home Depot giveaway~


If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I love using reclaimed wood
 in my projects.
When I was contacted to come up with some creative ways to use large and small crates in a way that helps with back to school organization, I was all over it.
By the way, if you click on that link you will see they are now selling deconstructed reclaimed and new pallet pieces! No more killing yourself trying to pry the pieces off!

I knew right away what I wanted to do with the larger crates.
The first thing I did was to stain them a rich ebony.

Then I stacked them on our small front porch to create a catchall for sports equipment,
 bags, and books.
I don't know about you, but I always feel like there is such a small amount of time after school before it's dinner time and then the kids are heading off to sports practice's.
Having everything in one place and organized is key.
I also like that these are totally portable. I didn't attach them together, they are just stacked one on top of the other. 






I painted the smaller crates Rosemary by Sherwin williams and added some little buckets from Ikea in them. This makes a handy place for markers, pens, and pencils.
How many times do your kids sit down to do homework only to spend too much time trying to find a sharp pencil? 





Now for the fun part!
One of you will win 2 large crates, 2 small crates, and drumroll please…..
a $50.00 Home Depot gift card!

Please read the following to enter:

Comment on this post telling me what you would do with your new crates.

Leave your email address.

You do not need to have a blog to enter.
Anonymous commenters count, just be sure to leave that email address so I can contact you if you win.

I will pick a random winner on Friday July 17th and announce back here on my blog.

Good luck!
xoxo



138 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would use them at my daughters upcoming wedding. They will be perfect for the rustic theme.

cheriparrish@bellsouth.net

Corbellas Canvas said...

Love me some Home Depot! I would use them for storage in my guest room!!

Meg S said...

I love the sports equipment idea! What a handy way to keep everything. Would definitely be copying that one.

Anonymous said...

I would make an art supply caddy with the small ones and use the larger ones for toy storage. My email is radurr(at)hotmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

I would use them for organizing school supplies this fall, the larger ones would look fab in my entry way!
Msreaux@gmail.com

Angela Cody said...

I really want to try making a coffee table with the crates, I found a great table on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/549931804469324403/

ancody89@gmail.com

Me said...

I would use them in my boys room to organize toys and like you to organize art supplies. Love Home Depot! Thanks!

Mami2jcn said...

I would use them to organize my garage.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Monica Harper said...

These would be the perfect finishing touch to our new bathroom built ins!

Monicalynnharper@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would stack them on my porch for a few plants and a cute watering can. Love these.

Sabrina Setzer said...

I would use them in my daughters playroom! Love them!

Sabrinarsetzer@gmail.com

AmyH said...

What a great idea for a porch! I would do the same.

Pierina said...

I just bought my first house. I would put these in my craft room :)

Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly said...

I would make an art center for my son! They would be awesome for my vision!

marriedfilingjointly4ever@gmail.com

LISA TRAINOR said...

You can never have enough crates! These are perfect for garden tool storage. Thanks for sharing. Lisa

Meegan said...

I would love to use these outside for entertaining to hold plates, utensils, and flowers! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Since our home will be 'for sale' in the Spring, we need to make certain everything appears to be more organized. These crates would help tremendously. Thanks!...
cbrmarlow@yahoo.com

pballard said...

I need to organize a closet. I would hate to hide them but they would work perfectly. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. Have a great weekend.
pamballard@comcast.net

eorban said...

I would create an awesome looking area under my basement stairs-that nook NEEDS these crates! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog daily, beautiful home and great ideas, thanks for all home décor ideas! the crates are a great organizing idea. K sunday

Bharati S said...

Would love to use the crates as the side table in our newly added loft :) It would be perfect to store the toys and board games as well as to hold the drinks :D

Thank you for the giveaway and have a wonderful weekend

Sea Cottage said...

If I won I would give it to my college student son who is an Architect major to use in his room that he is re designing.

Caroline Gatling said...

As an elementary music teacher, I could create a 🎶music corner🎶 with fun creative things to do for kids with extra good behavior!
Brightly painted shelving loaded with fun interactive items, a cute rug, and beanbag would entice the kiddos to really behave! 🎶

Caroline Gatling said...

I enjoy following you on Instagram and love your blog! Thanks for doing this!

Remembered and Redeemed said...

I'd use them in my in-progress bedroom remodel :) theresa.trombley@gmail.com

Tracy Miller said...

With back to school right around the corner and my garage becoming a pile of shoes, flip flops, light weight jackets etc. I would love to use these crates to get organized for September where the kiddos can grab and go all the must haves to get out the door! Thanks!!!!!

Tracy Miller said...

Sorry forgot my email tvmiller2004@gmail.com

Chris said...

I would stain it and put it in a place that I call my secret garden with all of my herbs and various flowers and sitting area to either hold more herbs or be a decorative piece that has a small fairy garden inside. cwright25@zoominternet.net

Gloria said...

Would use them for son's closet to organize books, shoes, video games to make more organized. These crates can be very useful in any room. Thanks for giveaway!!
My e-mail: gloria@nrwa.org

Amelia said...

As an avid upcycler, I would LOVE to utilize the crates as wall decor. I would mount them with the bottoms of the crate against the wall, then fill with my antique book collection! amelia.leslie@gmail.com

Ali Nicole said...

I would use the crates for storage. And leave them out in the open they have such an appealing rustic look about them.

Jennifer Hayden said...

I have an empty spot that needs "something" I think that the crates would look good there as a way to store my kids books. So cute!

Jennifer Hayden said...

Forgot my email address! It is jendavehayden at gmail dot com and I would use the crates as a cute way to store my kids' books.

Anonymous said...

Love this!! I would use the large crates for toy bins in my daughter's rooms, and the smaller for keeping fruit out on our island for snacks! Thank you for this giveaway!
Ashley Miller
ashmiller19@yahoo.com

Jonny, Amber and Emry Hatch said...

There are so many possibilities. I would love to put one in my kitchen for my recipe books. One in my son's room for his toys and books. I could also see putting one in my classroom behind my teacher desk as a special tote just for me!

Melissa said...

I am in the idea discovery phase for an above ground vegetable garden. I bet these crates could be a starting point and the $50 gift card could not hurt!!

Anonymous said...

I am redoing a desk for my daughter to do schoolwork at. I would love to incorporate these somehow.
Kristin
velouria234@yahoo.com

dustin ford said...

My son loves when he gets to help me do a DIY project so I would have him help me make these into a bookcase for his bedroom. He would be so tickled!!! Thanks :)

dust72287@gmail.com

dustin ford said...

My name is Dustin McPhail (now) silly Google... I've tried to change it several times as Ford is my maiden name!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to use crates in my laundry room.
Thank you for the give-a-way!
Always so much inspiration on your blog.
Thank you for that, as well.

diedre@littlesaintsimons.com

Sharon Bahr said...

The perfect place is on my backyard deck to place assorted terra cotta pots full of of colorful flowers! 😜. I might even spray the pots light grey and stain the crates a darker shade. Thank you fingers crossed !
sharonbahr66@gmail.com

katrina said...

I would use them in our foster sons bedroom! They need shelves for their books and these would be fabulous! Thank you for a fun give away.

Anonymous said...

I'm a recent empty nester.....love looking thru blogs for DIY projects! I'm turning my daughters room into my craft room/office. Would love to use these in the mix!
debschwartz@cox.net

Kimberly Lapine said...

These would be so cute to grow veggies in a small space. The boxes would provide the structure in which I could grow things vertically with easily removeable plant pots. I'm also thinking these could be so simple with white towels in the bath. Stain the crate and stencil a french word. And to be even more practical, stored by the door for the millions of flip flops that are currently taking over my first floor.

Jaybird said...

Magazines.....my many magazines....would fit these boxes and could be lined up by my chair....yes....perfect!!!!!!!
Thank you for this nice giveaway!!
Blessings,
J

Lucinda said...

I would give them to my daughter who is moving into a new apartment soon. These would definitely give her some storage options! lucindakroner@gmail.com

bdennis007 said...

I would use one for my puppy to store her toys in and the rest in my boys rooms. Thanks!

Lily said...

I would use one small one to organize dog toys and the other for cleaning supplies! The two large ones would house flowers by our front door!

Anonymous said...

My husband was just asking if there was a nicer way to store all the random yard stuff on our deck. I think these crates would work!

Sarah said...

I would use these to organize my kids toys :)

K Quinn said...

I was just think about some crates for my pantry so that is where I would use them. I would stain them and add some wheels.

Elizabeth {the Path Less Traveled} said...

The big ones for blankets and sheets under our crib, and the small ones for our older kids art supplies (love how you used the buckets!)

Anonymous said...

would love to use these to organize my craft room! or add some wheels for the garage?!
kcernick at netscape dot net

Ashley said...

These crates would be great on my back porch to organize all my garden stuff!

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

mlskinner said...

I would use one for the dog's toy box. The other will used in my bathroom remodel. So many options!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love your idea for the crates!
I would use them for storage in my craft room.
Thank You for the chance to win!

Sandi
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

HS said...

I would have them painted and stacked as extra book shelves in the house.
kraftmaking at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would utilize the large crates in my mud room to organize shoes and the small crates for school supplies. srodri2748@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would fill these boxes with all the ingredients needed for the Melaine's Crystal Blue Martini. Then I would invite all my friends over to sit in my soon to be Bar Shed, enjoy my very awesome new signs and drink blue martinis. That's about it but I think it's a great idea. :) ldeuster@yahoo.com

Stephanie Phelps said...
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Stephanie Phelps said...

I would use them to hang on the wall and display some of my decorative plates on!
my4boysand1@gmail.com

Jess said...

I've been wanting to paint crates and add casters to store toys! Our boys are getting ready to bunk together with our 4th on the way in just a few weeks! They'd be perfect with the bunk beds my husband and I built! Thank you!

Raye Marie said...

I would stack them together...stained similar to yours...and make a book shelf.

Suzanne said...

Love your idea to stack the crates! I would use them in our barn to store my gardening supplies. ( of course I would have to buy a few more to make a cute stack ,lol ) Thanks for the chance to win and the inspiration :)
Suzanne
highcottonfarm@hotmail.com

Susan Christy said...

I'd use them to organize my garage.

Jennifer Schmitz said...

I would paint the white then hang the crates on my bathroom wall for extra towel storage. I would make them(stacked) so they looked similar to a built in shelf.

Heather Siani said...

I would use them around my house...one on the bathroom counter with towels and soaps, one near the door to catch shoes, hmmm...probably one in the guest bedroom and maybe one in the master bathroom. Too many ideas!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...
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♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

The larger crate would be great for storing bottles of wine in! The smaller one, maybe for keeping herbs in their little starter pots? Lots of good uses for them.
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Annie Mason said...

Hello! I love crates and I would age them with stain and liming wax (or I could try that vinegar/steel wool concoction) then decoupage old prints from old magazines on the sides...Diane Peterson @Luv2scavenge@gmail.com

Kathy M said...

I love your ideas and would probably try to recreate them in my home.

Rhonda G said...

I would stain them and line them with landscape fabric..fill with soil and fill them with plants and flowers for my patio!

Anonymous said...

We'd love to use them in our daughters' treehouse! Would be great for stacking- storage for the necessities- game boards, books, flower vases, and picnic serving pieces! Thank you for the ideas!
mrsramos99@gmail.com

Lisa Brown said...

I would use the crates as decoration on the patio. I would stain them and put potted plants in them.
jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

kellyr78 said...
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Michelle said...

I would use to corral and organize my laundry room! :) Thanks for a chance to win!!

Jana said...

I would use the crates to organize my closet and garage!

kellyr78 said...

I would use the crates to organize my kid's outdoor toys in the garage.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Heidi said...

I would use them to make a storage unit for my grandchildren's toy corner

Kaelyn said...

With my husband coaching two different sports at the local high school we have so many balls, bats, score cards, golf tees, etc all over the garage. Time to contain them! kaelyneverham@gmail.com

Michelle J. said...

I would use them to store my son's toys!

Rose-Marie said...
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Anonymous said...

I've been looking for good crates! I just bought some colorful towels some tourquois, some teal, and some yellow, and want to put them rolled up into a crate painted white! luv these oh wow oh wow rose.marie447@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a dog bed, padded of course. I also like the storage ideas. Leashes halter collars would have a home. Thank you.
Marene&Penny
Mh1233@cox.net

PC Scott said...

Definitely use in my office/creative area with some UK blue paint. Never too much storage in there.

Wendy Johnson said...

I would use the crates to help organize my back room . I have been wanting to try painting something but just havent gotten around to it.

Wendy Johnson said...

forgot to leave my email, looked like it would show wendy johnson=mcsawyerj2@att.net

Erin Ellis said...

These would be fabulous in my art studio for holding my paints and fabrics. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

emchelly77 said...

i owuld use it in the girls room for craft and books!

Anne said...

I would use them in my kitchen underneath a cute side table that's in there. Thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki Bray said...

I would love to have these for my front porch paint them a pretty yellow and put my red geraniums inside. The pots they are in now are not so pretty! Ha! Ha!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

Vicki Bray said...

oops forgot to select follow up
sorry about that

heidi said...

Paint, maybe a bit of funky paper...upcylce...and use in my daughter's bedroom for "under the day bed storage". We live in an old old home (100 plus years)...her bedroom has no closet! Always looking for ways to create storage for her...especially for her shoes and those bulky winter sweaters!

lovesdogs said...

I'm redoing my bathroom and I think I would use the crates to hold towels and supplies. rfchar@aol.com

Cindy said...

I would stain them and use them as shelves in our bathroom. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

D Johnson said...

I would use them to display my book collection.

Brenda Haines said...

I would use them to organize and decorate my son's room for his 3rd birthday. Thanks :)

Michelle @ Refinishing Touches said...

We are about to have our back porch screened in. I could think of a bunch of ways to use a few crates. Maybe a couple of side tables or stacked with some potted flowers :) Thanks for the giveaway!

ginette4 said...

I would put them on the porch and add flower pots in them and on them or put them in the mud room for bots and shoes.
anger_family @yahoo dot com

Christopher n Annaliza Rogers said...

I would use the crates to organize toys.

Rogers 1212 at gmail dot com

dmw212 said...

I need to organize several areas....books, art and sport supplies!! Pick me!!

Jennifer Praet said...

I am in the process of reorganizing the kids playroom. These would be fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

Organizing and shelving.

Email: agnesraquino@yahoo.com

Candice Dolan said...

I need organization for my kids bathroom. Two kids in middle school and one in elementary. Lots of hair and beauty products. Just redid the floors with barn wood tile and wainscoted wall. Now I need storage.

Anonymous said...

I need to organize art and jewelry-making supplies for myself. The large and small
crates would fit right in. My email is kstew2014@verizon.net Thank you for the chance to win this give-away.

Anonymous said...

A place to store my kids outside toys is just what I need!

Meriaat@telus.net

erin said...

We are building a pool cabana in our backyard and these are perfect for storing towels, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. Love them!

Amy Orvin said...

I'd use the crates for storage in my pantry. I need to be more organized and these would really help.
2dogs5catscrew@att.net

Rebecca R. said...

I love the crates! I use them to package gifts for people!! Thanks
rebarice@gmail.com

4 Little Blue Birds said...

Such great ideas Melanie! I would use the crates in our mudroom for storage and organization. Melissaduncan@gmail.com

kimmyQL said...

A little boring, but I would use them in my pantry to organize

Vunda Vall said...

I would use them in our mud room as cute storage bins!
dtdady at gmail dot com

Vera Khule said...

I would love these crates to help organize my studio. vera khule at gmail dot com

Ashley Ingalls said...

I think they would look great on some ladder shelves with some greenery or some old books. I am just getting out of school and need to start decorating like an adult instead of a student!

joanna said...

probably in our mudroom...thanks for sharing this giveaway! jeh4281@gmail.com

Carla Shiver said...
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Carla Shiver said...

There are a few ideas I have for the crates. I would use them for shoes in the sunroom, fabric storage, or for craft books.
shivercarla at gmail dot com

Vivacious Ramsey said...

I would use them with storage of my props for photography!

yes.4eva.r(atgmaildotcom)

Alina Conn said...

I'd spray paint them a blue color and use them in my son's bedroom for his books and toys.

apicazo at umich.edu

Sean C said...

I'd use one in our guest bathroom to hold magazines and the remainder I'd use to collect the toys around the house and to hold the many, many, many books I we own.

Anonymous said...

I would use them to collect the copious amount of toys now that baby #2 is here! kdsolis at att dot net

latanya t said...

I would use them in my closet for my clothing and sweaters.

dlatany at gmail dot com

Ellen said...

I would use them to organize all my craft supplies in my craft room closet.

flagler1965 at gmail dot com

Tonya Atkinson said...

I would make a coach out of them

Julie said...

I would use it for organizing!

Julie

rachel said...

I need to organize our playroom!

Michael said...

We would likely paint them grey and use them for toys in our nursery.
pepsibytes at gmail dot com

Elisabeth said...

I would use them to organize toys! Thanks for the chance to win!

vandango33 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Home Depot - I'd probably hang a few of the shallow ones on the wall in our tiny guest bathroom for rolled-up towels...
Thank you!
Leah
swtleah@hotmail dot com

Tammie Lee said...

such a lovely give away.
i would use one for kindling on my porch come autumn and winter. Shallow ones might get used for art supplies. One might even get used as a planter. love how you used them on your porch.

lindilala said...

I would use it to organize my kids playroom

Kimberly said...

I would use this to organize our guest room closet. AKA my craft room, etsy store front and shipping depot.
kirbycolby@gmail.com

Carla said...

I could just see your face when they asked you to show some creative ways to use crates and pallets.
You're the Queen.

Good luck to the winner

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I would use it for storage goods that I want displayed. bigjimboextreme@yahoo.com

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