Have I mentioned I have no basement? No storage room to speak of and LOTS.OF.TOOLS :) I'm a tool junky and I'm always working with them so I need to store them someplace where I have easy access to them. Enter the shipping crate I found at a garage sale a while back.
When I first got it, I whitewashed it and used it to store shoes in at my back door.
Then, during the summer I added a set of castors to make it easier to move around and used it as a bench (and my cat's favourite perch).
Now I'm going to use it for my tools. But first, a makeover! I painted it in light blue, white and yellow - just a rough paint job because I planned to sand it down again.
and then I sanded like crazy to get down to the original wood.
Now I have a fabulous place to store my tools. It looks so much better than a big 'ol plastic toolbox with tools spilling out of it. I can keep it right at the back door where it's easy to get at and the wheels help a lot in dragging it around behind me. Oh, and yes, I did notice that it looks like a kid's toybox. Yep, a BIG kid's toybox and the toys are POWER TOOLS - grunt, grunt, grunt!!