Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Creative Spaces Vol. 3 Blog Hop!

I'm excited to announce I am apart of the Creative Spaces Vol. 3 that is hitting newsstands as we speak! It is a beautiful issue, packed with pictures and ideas of Amazing Spaces to Create in! 

Two items I have designed and built are being featured in this Issue, my Fold-n-Go Wooden tote and my Cubbies...

 I also want to give a huge Thank You to everyone At Creative Spaces who put their time and talents into this issue.  They are an amazing team and produce fantastic issues.  A special thank you to the editor Jennifer Schaerer.  She is an amazing editor and has been so great to get to know.  

Would you like to see a sneak peek of the issue?
You can see that HERE

*Directions on how to enter to win an issue from my blog at the end of this post.

As a part of the Blog Hop, I wanted to share with you a tutorial on how to build this Vintage Crate below!  

Fun as a Craft Supply Organizer

Or Entertaining…

2-  8 foot 3.5 in. wide Pine Boards
1/4 in. Smooth Finish Plywood    Cut 12 1/4 in.  x 18 in.  
2 handles
Small strips of sheet metal
Nails to tack Sheet metal
Wood Glue

Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
1 1/4 in. Brad Nails

*Note.  I painted my boards first before I did any cutting.  

Cut List  Out of  3.5 in. Pine
4 -  16 1/4 in. long   (Rows)
2-  12 1/4 in.  long    (Ends)
9-  3 in.  long     (dividers)

Out of Plywood
12 1/4 in. x 18 in.   (bottom)

Here is a labeled crate 

To Assemble Rows

1.  Take board cut at 16 1/4 in. long.  Measure over from the end of the board 3.5 in.   
2.  Take one of the block dividers cut 3 in. Mark on both sides of the board..  
3.& 4.  Measure over again from your last board another 3.5 in.  mark.

Row Assembly
5.  Turn row board on its side. Place amount of glue between lines where divider is marked.  Place divider board back on Row board and Nail with Brad Nailer.  Repeat for the next 3 divider boards.

Build 2 more rows doing the same process. 

6.  Take row 1 and place row 2 on top of it.  Nail at an angle attaching row 1 to row 2.  Once those are assembled  attach row 3 doing the same.   

7.  Once all three rows are attached take the last 16 1/4 in. board and nail it to Top to Top off the three rows.

8.  Take boards cut 12 1/4 in and nail them to each end of rows.

Take your plywood cut at 12 1/4 in. x 18  Glue and attach to the bottom.

9. If you want to attach sheet metal.  Using tin snips Cut 4 strips 3/4 in. wide by roughly 7.5 - 8 in. long. 
10.  Wrap metal around ends.
11.  Attach metal with nails.
12.  Attach handles on ends.

Stencil.  I made a stencil that I created on my Silhouette.  I made up the name Island Farms due to my love of Bainbridge Island.  I cut it on contact paper and stenciled it to the front of the crate.

Project Complete!  Time to fill it with fun things to Create or Entertain with!

To Continue with the Blog Hop, Here is a list of the Bloggers Involved.  Just click on the name to continue to their blog post...

HERE is a link to the Blog Hop post

*If you would like to Win a copy of this Magazine from my blog,  Follow me on Instagram, Like me on Facebook and Leave a comment at the end of my post.   

 You have until July 1st, 2014 at midnight to enter…
Winner Will be announced July 2, 2014.  

This contest is now closed.  Congratulations to Marty from Marty's Musings for winning the issue!

With Much Love & Gratitude,

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  1. Awesome project..thanks for sharing :)
    (Shannon Cymbaluk Miller)

  2. So excited for you! How about you just make me an organizer! My skills are umm..not so good in that area. I would cut off my arm!! Haha!

  3. Wow...thank you. This is awesome. Love your style.

  4. Great idea here, could
    use the tray for lots of
    things! Congrats on
    being in the magazine.
    Carla from Utah

  5. I love the tips for entertaining!

  6. Love your ideas. My head is spinning from all of this.

    New follower on Instagram and FB

    Heifer21 at hotmail dot com.

  7. Great project! Who doesn't love a good storage/organization/serving idea. Thank you for generously sharing your time and talents!

  8. Thanks for the how-to on this crate. I'd really like to make one!

  9. thanks for the detailed instructions on making the craft. It would be useful for so many different places - a picnic, the craft room, the babies room.......

  10. Love these special issues and can't wait to read this one and see your room! Congrats on your feature!

  11. Great project to share thanks so much.

  12. Wow! This is adorable and great for organization! Wish we lived near each other because I would have you make me one!!! I don't do wood work! LOL!!

  13. Love the colorful display. It must feel so great to create your own storage system too- its a work of art in its own right.

  14. Snassy crate! Thanks for the tutorial - but it's something I'll have my hubby make since I have a power tool phobia LOL. Looking forward to seeing more of your crafty supplies in the magazine. Congrats!

  15. I totally love this crate and I'm so happy to see your instructions on how to build it. I love this style. Congratulation on being in the magazine, and thank you for the chance to win, also.

  16. Love the crate!!! Could see having a couple around the house!!

  17. Vintage + DIY + creativity = AWESOME!

  18. Thanks for the tutorial! Can't wait to see more of your space!

  19. Congrats on being in the magazine!! Love the tutorial!! :)

  20. Thanks for sharing the instructions for this great project!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  21. Gorgeous organizer! Thanks for the how-to!

  22. I really like the crate, so versatile. Thanks.

  23. I would love to makes the crate...it is a little out of my comfort zone though! I am your newest blog follower. Your blog looks like a lot of fun and I know there are some other ideas that will fit in that zone of mine!

  24. I love the vintage crate you shared with us. I think I'll try one this summer. Thanks.

  25. Fantastic crate organizer. I don't do Instagram, but you're bookmarked and Liked on FB, so I'll be checking in to see your other projects. I love to build, too, and this organizer will be perfect in lots of rooms. Congratulations for being featured in the magazine. It's quite an honor.

  26. Fabulous project. Glad I made it this far!

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  28. Thanks for sharing your tips. It looks simple and cute. You are so dextrous to do that. It will be my next project.

  29. I love this crate :) . Thanks for the tutorial.

  30. I love this crate. it's beautiful. I must begin immediately to my husband I do. with it I can put all my belongings

  31. love your ideals , great job..

  32. I think , Great! with This Project you also use Biscuit joiner or drill , but the easiest way is Using Biscuit joiner
    Thank You

  33. Looks great! I like this DIY project very much. I will do that for my kids

  34. Awesome build and MICHELLE, you are adorable, seriously.

  35. This is really nice - I think it looked great as table decor for kiddie parties! Or maybe, as a dresser organizer?

  36. Great project. I love it so much. Try to make one like this. Thank for share !

  37. Amazing info just love it. Thanks for share

  38. Wow...thank you. This is awesome. Love your style.flashlight reviews

  39. Looks super cute Michelle. Looks like something i'd enjoy making for lazy summer days with my girls :)

  40. Really a cool piece of content. I loved the pic you used. Can I use your 4th pic on my chainsaw site?

  41. Looks easy, but how much time it taks?

  42. I love your post you have shared here on your site. I would like to share it with my friends on all my social media accounts. Thanks for writing such an informative content.

  43. Thank you for sharing this wide and information. As I found your blog, now it seems like I can do it myself. Keep sharing good things! I'm going to follow you.

  44. What a great idea to create such Amazing Space. I was looking for such great idea for a long time! Thank you fpr sharing the post!


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