If you have been following my crate project you’ll know that I have run into a few problems during the staining process. To say I’ve learned a lot is definitely an understatement. I am very proud of the work I did and know that the next time I get the itch to stain something, I will be better equipped with the knowledge and know-how needed to do it.
If you look closely, you will be able to see a few drips in certain areas and you’ll also be able to see that the plastic drop cloth latched onto the wood during the drying process and messed up the stain a bit. But, I think that knowing what I did wrong this time will only benefit me in the future! I’m so happy with the finished product and am extremely excited to share it with you, my readers!
The whole project took me roughly a week to finish. I probably would’ve been done sooner but I ran into a few bumps along the way. You can read all about that here.
I knew this shelving unit was a good idea when my mom and sister were staying here over the Christmas holiday and they had to keep asking me for supplies during their stay. There had to be a better solution than running back and forth from my bathroom to the spare one to grab things for them (not that they’re that far apart!) and I was not going to stop scanning through Pinterest until I found one!
A few weeks ago I ran across this pin on Pinterest and loved the idea of creating storage in the bathroom using crates. I showed Chris what I was thinking and he was just as excited about the idea as I was. I knew that I had to jump on making this before he changed his mind so I went out and got all the materials I needed on a Sunday and started the staining process that Monday!
I took the full week to stain all three crates because I wanted to make sure everything was dry before I started gluing the wood together and putting on the sealant. I also decided that I wanted to give the crates a little bit of height so they wouldn’t be sitting on my bathroom floor.
I forgot to take a picture of me gluing and setting the three crates together…(it was getting dark and it was cold outside!), but here are a few shots of what it looks like all nice and finished in our bathroom!
Here are a few reasons why I love this shelving unit:
- It makes it easy for guests to find what they need when staying over,
- I don’t have to make sure to get the towels, toilet paper, or washcloths out for guests before they come over, and
- it’s stylish, cute, and completely functional!
Chris and I love it! We couldn’t be happier with the finished product and are so glad we found a simple solution for our bathroom storage. It’s the perfect height to be able to grab stuff when you’re in the shower and it makes it so easy to see what I have in the bathroom! Only time will tell if I need to add more shelves or if it is completely functional as is. For now, this project is a winner in more ways than one!