Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Weekender: Think outside the crate

This week I came across a craigslist post from a guy selling a bunch of milk crates.  It got me thinking...what would I do with 50+ crates?  So I did a search and came across a couple of blog posts dedicated to milk crate DIY.  Talk about genius!

 {images via MISS}

{images via Apartment Therapy}
The chair above has me strongly considering using milk crates as the base for the couch I'm making.  They're super sturdy and it'd be a great eco-friendly project.  Not a fan of the blue vinyl cover though.  I'd face them in wood with a dark walnut stain.

Unfortunately someone else bought the crates before I could snatch them but next time I'm not going to hesitate, I'll just go for it.  You never know what you can make out of random everyday objects.  Shipping pallet platform beds, bathtub couches (a la Breakfast at Tiffany's), shopping cart chairs.  There are endless possibilities if you force yourself to see beyond the ordinary.  What do you think?  Are these designs for you?  What's the most out-of-the-box DIY you've seen or done?

{image via Design Sponge}

{image via Reestore}

{image via Inhabitat}

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