Inspiration Board: DIY Shelves using Baskets & Crates

29 Jan

I just stumbled upon this beautiful photo by IKEA‘s DIY blog. Baskets turned into shelves; what a great idea! So, I thought I might share more DIY shelving ideas using old worn-out crates and such.

Here is a nice arrangement of crates from my Pinterest collection. I love the bohemian way these shelves fall together.


This one (below) is a basic crate shelving unit. With a bit of DIY skill, this can be pulled off easily.


A simple shelving system in the kitchen can be made using wooden planks from left-over pallets and crates. I did read, however, that pallets are not quite advisable for indoor use, seeing the amount of chemicals used in treating them to withstand humidity and all kinds of harsh shipping conditions.


And here’s another idea I just spotted on Sugar & Cloth. Office clamps are used here to secure the boxes together; brilliant idea!




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8 Responses to “Inspiration Board: DIY Shelves using Baskets & Crates”

  1. javeriyasayeedsiddiqui February 15, 2012 at 3:26 am #


    • playfulpaper March 9, 2012 at 4:17 am #

      I love this idea too! Been using some old wine crates to display my old books but I’m digging the idea of painting them and keeping them together with office clips. Nice posts, very insightful! xo

  2. Rapid Racking February 8, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    Wow, the Ikea version was great but the others are even better. I love the vintage look bookshelf and the idea of painting the insides of the boxes. Definitely a unique type of shelving!

    • Karboojeh Jewelry February 9, 2012 at 11:08 am #

      Hmm, you actually made me notice that in the second pic, a few crates are lined with wallpaper or something similar from the inside!

  3. ourdecoratingdiary January 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Wow, very inspiring, love the kitchen shelves, just needs to come complete with all the lovely crockery.

    • Karboojeh Jewelry January 30, 2012 at 7:09 am #

      Thank you, Brit :)
      Love the crockery, too… so cute!


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