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wire brush and paint will do the job!
My mom also used these beer crates for shelves when she was young. So they've had all kinds of colors through the years. Originally they were green and yellow Carlsberg beer crates :)

Posted by Katarina M. from Herning, Central Denmark Region, Denmark • Published See Katarina M.'s 19 projects »
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  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Oldschool Beer Crates To Super Functional Shelves - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use a wire brush, soap and water to get loose painting and dirt off.
    Let the wood dry for a couple of days.

  • How to make a bookcase / cubby. Oldschool Beer Crates To Super Functional Shelves - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint the crates with white paint. I used some relatively cheap acrylic paint.. and two layers to get it to cover entirely.
    Let it dry... do the other crates.
    Put them on top of each other.. et voila! Shelves!

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lauren x
lauren x
I wonder where I can get beer crates in the uk...
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nhothman89
nhothman89 · 11 projects
How creative! I really really like it! *thumbs up* ⊙.☉]
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Marlene
Marlene · Nederland, Colorado, US
Wow! Love how classy you actually made them look, with the white paint and all. Definitely one to keep in mind when I get around to redecorating
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molly g
molly g · 2 projects
what a great idea (:
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kermit
kermit · Maastricht, Limburg, NL · 8 projects
Exactly my style Happy I like this
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Jackie B.
Jackie B. · São Paulo, State of Mato Grosso, BR
I wish I could have some space in my room for one of this. (L)
I really like it. You are very criative!
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FrolleinKram
FrolleinKram · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 132 projects
That's beautiful, I'm gonna make those once I have my own flat with my BF <3
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Katarina M.
Katarina M. · Herning, Central Denmark Region, DK · 19 projects
Maybe you can be lucky to find some at flea markets or something Happy Or second hand shops for furniture. I see them once in a while here Happy
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
these are ace, I have no idea where to get beer crates from in the uk though. I'm painfully jealous of these lol. Happy
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Katarina M.
Katarina M. · Herning, Central Denmark Region, DK · 19 projects
Thank you very much Happy Yeah. Ikea is not always super cheap.. :/ -then it's cool you can make your own ;)
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