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Upcycled Wooden Fruit Crates as Bathroom Towel Shelves

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My husband has been hard at work remodeling our bathroom on a very, very modest budget.  Most of what he has been doing is giving our bathroom a "facelift".  It is a 60's style bathroom with cast-iron tub and sink, both baby blue.  We wanted to keep the look of the tub and work around it.  One of the things he came up with was to paint the bathroom, then put up some shelving so that we could display our towels and make it easy for the kids to grab them, as well as guests.

He took several of these old apple crates we found at a junk sale.  He cleaned them up by lightly sanding them, then he sprayed them all over with Krylon Colormaster Clear Gloss Spray.  This kept their original color, while protecting them for any moisture that may occur in the bathroom.

Here they are, dried and hung.  Note that the middle of the crates did not line up with the studs in our bathroom wall.  Hubby added an extra piece of wood in the back of the crate that could be mounted directly to the studs.  No one can tell that these weren't original to the crates -- especially with towels in place.


This would be a fun project for about any room in the house.  You can also add knick-knacks and toiletries.  Or use them as book shelves in a bedroom or office!

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