Monday, June 27, 2011


I made a few crates from pallet wood the other day.

There is a front piece, back piece and bottom piece that is solid.  The sides are made from thinner strips.  The crates are nailed and glued together.

They measure 5 3/8" from side to side across the middle (can hold CDs), 7" from front to back and various heights from 5 1/4" high to 6" high.

Then I painted two of them white and stained four of them.

I downloaded some great graphics from The Graphics Fairy and printed them on my printer and then glued them on with Mod Podge to the fronts. Some of the graphics were first stained a bit to look old and distressed.

Rose Hair Oil holding flowers

Rose Hair Oil

Pave Sigaut
Pave Sigaut with flowers inside

Violettes de Parme

Violettes de Parme with flowers inside

Rose d'Orient

Rose d'Orient holding CDs

Eau de Cologne

Rose Cold Cream

One extra is a finger-jointed box or tray that is 10" wide and 2" tall and 6 5/8" deep.  It has a nice graphic on the bottom rather than the side.

Rose de Provence

For sale soon in my etsy shop for $30 or by contacting me directly.

Linking up to parties at:

Knick of Time

Funky Junk Interiors
Dittle Dattle                                   Coastal Charm
The Graphics Fairy                           Faded Charm
Under the Table and Dreaming           Sew Woodsy
All Thingz Related                            Savvy Southern Style


  1. Wow Julie, those are adorable! Love the labels too. Best of luck with these, I think they are so fun!


  2. I really love these Julie. They are wonderful--nice work!

  3. They look beautiful. The vintage graphics you selected are very nice.
    Saw this on Graphics Fairy.

  4. Julie-too cute!
    I got two great pallets when my shingles were delivered. I thought the roofers were going to take them (as a tailgate for their trailer to haul off the debris)
    I mentioned that I wanted them, so they left them for me. woohoo!
    I can't wait to use the awesome wood for something. Maybe crates? thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Too cute! Creative way to use pallet wood! The graphics are way cute too!
    Visiting from NTT!

  6. These turned out so pretty - great use of the graphics (and Mod Podge :D)

  7. Love these crates! Thank you for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy! We hope you will join us tomorrow for another fun-filled party!

  8. So cool! I would have never thought to do that!


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