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Easy Wine Crate Shelf

CraftsAmanda Russell

If you’re pressed for space this is a great little make that’ll give you plenty of added storage space and a stage to display special finds. Wine merchants are happy to part with these wooden crates for free or for a charitable donation. It only takes a lick of paint and bold geometric wallpaper to transform a discarded crate into a must have box shelf. I chose wallpaper from Harlequin, a roll will go a long way, there’s plenty left for covering lots of things like files, books and shelves.

You will need:

  • Wooden Wine box

  • Emulsion paint

  • Kaleidoscope wallpaper by Harlequin

  • PVA adhesive

  • Picture frame brackets Homebase

  • Paint brush

  • Scissors

  • Screw Driver

  • Electric drill black and decker

  • Masonery screws


Step by steps:

1.Paint the exterior of the box with emulsion paint.

2. Mix pva with a little water to the consistency of double cream and paint the inside of the box to seal. Leave to dry.

3.When dry measure and cut wall paper to size.

4.Paint the reverse of the paper pieces and insides of the box with pva adhesive let down with a little water to the consistency of pouring cream

5. When dry, using the drill screw picture frame brackets to the reverse on the edge, drill holes in wall then screw completed box to the wall.

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