Finally! I am getting to this post! Last week I shared the DIY Upholstered Bench, and here is my other repurposed project for my sister's closet/laundry room makeover, An Old Deck Wood Laundry Crate.
Isn't it super cute, rustic, and just fun?!
I have always wanted one of these ever since I saw them on Ana White's site. I modified my build from the Brook Laundry Basket Dresser. Since I did not have plywood, I was planning on using free wood off of the free section of KSL classifieds. This was another project that I wanted to make for my sister's room, but we didn't have money in the budget for it. And when you don't have money you have to get creative!
Early in the week my brother-in-law showed me some deck wood that was for free on KSL. I told him to grab it, it would be perfect. It totally was...
closet built in's) for the base. I actually had to put two pieces of plywood together to make the base the size I needed, since my plywood scraps were in strips. I used pocket holes to attach them, sorry I didn't take a picture. But... you can see two of my boys raiding the jelly beans. :)
closet built in's cut into 3 strips (as I already mentioned), what was left were these small little strips, they were perfect for my drawer glides. I just had to cut them to the right length. This shot also gives you a good view of the base so you can see the seam where I attached the plywood pieces together. I glued and nailed on the drawer glides making sure they were level.
closet built in's. Oh...the feet! We can't forget those...
Update: My sister said she has finished with all the last minute touches in the room, and will be sending me pictures tonight or tomorrow... you know what that means? Get ready for the reveal...it is coming!!! I can't wait!
***Update, The Closet/Laundry Rome Makeover is now posted, click over to see this laundry crate's new home!
***And check out how I built the Slanted Wall Built-in's with Hidden Storage.