I have an affinity for the rustic reclaimed wood look and I have for years. So, I am always looking for small ways to bring that look into our modern condo — that I am perpetually attempting to make look old, ha ha.
Somewhere online I stumbled across photos of wood crates mounted on the wall, made to look like a full wall shelving unit…and it looked great. That was the inspiration for this project.
I purchased four unfinished wood crates, gave them a light sanding and stained them an English Chestnut shade – I tend to gravitate toward dark wood grains.
Then I glued the crates together to create a vertical tower. The slats of wood were not very thick, so I used carpet tacks (along with glue) instead of traditional nails to secure the crates.
I chose the tacks partially because of their length, but mostly because of the rustic look, which was what I was going for aesthetically.
Finally, I spray painted four silver swivel plate caster wheels a matte black and attached them to the bottom crate.
Voilà! ~ le produit final