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cute side table idea: white-washed crate
Family Room Wall Color: great way to make storage using wooden crates
Hanging wooden crates for storage (shoes gloves hats next to front door)
A Pair of Milk Paint Nesting Table | from The Weathered Door
Crates from Joann's for $9 and stain or paint. Kitchen.
DIY Bookshelf made from crates you can get at Joann's. Paint it any color you want!
Making Walmart bookshelves look like Crate & Barrel shelves - definitely doing this!!
shoes in a mudroom
Milk cartons spray painted gold or white and decoupaged with delft-like papers: Cool Decorating Tricks from Ideas Magazine
Bath toy storage solution for $10!