Wooden crates are everywhere: the craft store, home improvement stores, and even big box stores! They’re super accessible, and because of that, perfect for a wide variety of DIY projects. Today I’ll show you how to turn a crate into a rolling firewood caddy!
I am in love with my little firewood caddy. It has opened up my entire fireplace (I used to have a fireplace screen covering the firebox), and added a personal touch to my living room.
It was also really, really easy to put together. Score!
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I started with a plain wooden crate. (Although I linked to one online, if you get a 40% off coupon for Michaels, you can get them much cheaper there.)
After the paint dried, I lightly sanded in areas to give a further distressed look.
Next, I decided to add some text on the front of my crate. I wanted it to look like a vintage crate I picked up at a flea market or something. Since this was going in my fireplace, I decided to make up a fake timber company bearing my last name.
(Sidenote: I bet I would have been an awesome lumberjack if I had taken that career path. I look really good in flannel.)
I downloaded some free rustic-looking fonts and a pine tree image, typed out my text using the Word Art function in Word, reversed the text, and printed it out on freezer paper so that I could do an image transfer. I followed the great freezer paper image transfer tutorial on Our Prairie Home, and it worked really well.