While packing up for our move, I’ve come across a number of forgotten items. This red milk crate was one of those. It dated to college days and had been filled with an assortment of papers and books. Once I sorted those out, I was left with an empty crate that I debated donating before realizing I could use it to organize our son’s puzzles in our family room.
Although we have accents of red in the room, I planned to place the crate under one of the end tables and wanted it to blend versus pop. I saw an idea on Pinterest for sewing a cover and initially thought I would do that. Then a quicker solution came to mind – spray paint. We have several leftover cans in our shed and one with a taupe color was perfect (plus it helped me use up something else – 1 more thing we don’t have to move!).
A couple of coats later I had a milk crate that looked almost brand new. It fits perfectly beneath the end table and contains most of our son’s puzzle collection. Now he can still enjoy them and we can clean up quickly.
Have you found a new purpose for an everyday item lately?