For years creative designers on a budget have seen the value of using milk crates. They can be used in a number of ways to compliment new or existing décor. It simply requires some imagination to get started. It can be a good idea to make a sketch or simple blueprint in order to get a good idea of how you want to use or arrange various pieces, furniture as well as accessories. Another consideration may be whether you want to make any changes to the crates or leave them in their natural state. Once you have chosen a color palate and overall room design you can proceed with decorating.
There are many functions milk crates can facilitate within any home. They are often used for storage; shelving and can replace small furniture items. They make excellent, sturdy bookshelves and are easily stacked one on top of the other, as well as side-by-side. They can used in place of cinder blocks and are much larger and more attractive. They can be used as bedroom dressers or night stands. Crates also make good storage bins that are easy to carry yet strong enough to hold quite a lot of weight. In the garden they can hold a variety of plants. You can design a whole special garden around these structures.
There are numerous ideas on how to embellish milk crates. It will ultimately depend on how you plan to incorporate them into a particular room. They can be painted or decorated to blend into any style. Crates can take on a rustic or antique look that may involve stripping the existing paint, re-painting and/or using specific distress techniques. For those who prefer a modern look, they can be spray painted with a high gloss shine to create a chic and contemporary ambience. As with other shelving unit’s crates can be embellished with personal accessories, photos, pictures and other items.
Many people like to use milk crates due to the fact that they are so versatile. Due to their criss-cross construction they are the perfect type of containers for storing tools, large utensils and crafts. They have many slots to hold numerous types of objects and clips to hold additional items. While they are great for storing or shelving they are often used in place of furniture. Padding and seat covers can instantly turn crates into viable sitting areas. A quick dose of paint and some matching fabric can have a unique effect. There are several ways to find the right look you want. You can get free color swatches from your local home improvement store or look through interior design books and magazines to spark the imagination.
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