Make a DIY IKEA Hack Crate

There's nothing else to call this crate besides 
cute and funky.

Make a DIY IKEA Hack Crate.

The "box" is a drawer from an IKEA organizer.

How to Make a DIY IKEA Hack Crate.

The sides of the crate are from the back of a chair... that's why they don't quite match each other, they were once one long piece.

The handle is from a lamp table I found in front of my neighbor's house.

Remember the garden sign and the bun footed table tray?

Well there was still a pole left over... I've just gotta keep re-purposing till there's nothin' left!

How to Make an IKEA Hack Crate.

The whole box got a vinegar and steel wool solution because it evens out the colors and makes all the pieces match.

How to Make an IKEA Hack Crate from an organizer.

A little later however, I decided to paint the crate with Martha Stewart Sea Glass Paint.

I added a tsp. of un-sanded grout and water to make my own chalky paint.

How to Make a sea glass colored Crate from an organizer.

A better name for this color might be vintage mason jar... 

Look at that color!

How to Make a DIY sea glass colored Crate from an organizer.

How to make an easy DIY sea glass colored crate.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Love the style AND the color Susan! It's a very pretty crate.


  2. Great repurposing of all those parts and it looks wonderful! Can I ask if you get the same kind of one-coat coverage from the homemade paint that I've heard others get from Annie Sloan chalk paint? I've been dying to try her paint, but if homemade works as well, I'll give that a try first.

    Thanks & Blessings,

  3. Love it!! And I love the mason jar color of it too...So pretty!!

  4. How fun - never would have guessed you pieced that baby together like that! Love it's new paint color too.

    FYI - when you commented on my blog, I clicked on the link under your name (not the one you left in the actual comment) and it took me to your old WP blog and did not redirect me here.

    Hope you had a great Labor Day!

  5. Simply adore that paint colour!! Love the look of this, great job Susan!

  6. I'm in love with that color right now.. gorgeous! How clever of you to make chalk paint with grout and water too!


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