Reuse wine crates as shelving #Decor & Decorating#bathrooms#kitchens#organization#shelving#wine June 21 | Megan Finley meganfinley Wine crates are great for storing, shipping, and carrying my favorite of all beverages — wine. But did you know they also make awesome shelves? If you have access to wine crates (you just might if you're planning a large party, work for a restaurant, or enjoy buying wine in bulk) you have access to awesome modular shelving units that work perfectly in rooms like these… You can use them in the bathroom to store extra toilet paper and toiletries. And in the kitchen for easy access to commonly used cooking products. I love how the chefs in this kitchen also decorated the wall around their wine box shelves with copper bowls and molds. (Also of note: badass vintage stove.) Who else has found new uses for empty wine crates? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS How to make your own swirly whirly spiral herb garden NEXT Transform your staircase with vinyl tape Toggle comments [ 13 ] on a related note, my friend made some pretty awesome spice racks last winter using clementine crates. yay for repurposing! 2 agree Reply We've also used our wine crates on top of bookshelves to create an extra "shelf" for more books. 1 agrees Reply I use them as "drawers" on shelves and in cupboards. 1 agrees Reply where can you get wine crates from? I found 3 when I moved house and I LOVE them Reply Most these wine crates were obtained from the restaurants in which my friends work. Some of them were left over from their wedding day wine purchases. Reply I work in the wine industry & i have heaps of wine crates at work & i have brought some home to store magazines in & i have a crate from a $3000 case of wine that i keep my cleaning products in! 1 agrees Reply This is great! I also envision this being perfect in a garage, too.. Reply Oh YES! These would make the PERFECT garage shelves! Reply I've used mine for holding wedding favors, photo props and now shoe racks/box by my front door. Reply We have three wine crates that we have stacked and connected together to form a bookshelf. It has become one of my favorite pieces of furniture and one that guests constantly comment on. Reply Very nice wine crate shelving projects. Your design sense is refreshing and unique. I pinned the kitchen one to our to our Pinterest Page and it got a re-pin and like in 5 minutes! Reply Hey, love these ideas. I reckon I will be doing something very similar soon and will pop it on my blog http://woodandbeer.blogspot.co.uk/ keep up the good work Reply Did you guys apply a layer of lacquer on the crates before you re-use them? I was talking to my local wine dealer the other day about collecting wine crates for reusing them as shelves. The local dealer told me that as those wood were not processed, so I needa apply lacquer to avoid bugs before using them… is that true? Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.