It's our Back to School Campaign and our crates are a special buy at all Home Depot stores right now until August 5th (or while supplies last). To coincide with the event, we decided to outfit an entire dorm room out of our crates and pallets! Our products alone, and with a total of 7 small crates, 21 large crates, and 2 half pallets, it cost approximately $353.46 to outfit the entire room. Now that's decorating on a budget! And, the best part about it all, is that having a dorm room made up of wooden crates makes for easy moving the next school year. We know you're smiling now, so keep reading to get a closer look at each area of the room and to find out how you can decorate your own room out of crates and pallets!
A half pallet was used to create a headboard for the bed, and hooks were added to the side to hang headphones and phone cords.
Adding caster to large crates makes for easy and accessible under the bed storage!
Our crate desk fit perfectly into our Crates and Pallet dorm room. This just one of the many desk designs that you can build using crates. This on in particular is made using 8 large crates (desk frame) and 6 small crates (drawers)! If you haven't already, check out our Project Page for details on how to build the crate desk.
We painted our half pallet with chalkboard paint to create a wall calendar above the desk. Adding hooks allows you to hang hats, keys, and more.
Utilize your Space
We made a sconce out of our small crate by drilling at 1" hole at one end of the crate and attaching a pendant kit. After attaching the kit, we were able to screw in a lightbulb, and voila - there was light!
Finally, we made a leaning bookshelf by simply stacking 5 large crates in a ladder-like form. Two side panels with mitered ends raise the crates and allow them to lean against the wall. For project plans on the leaning bookshelf, visit our Project Page.