If you’ve been hanging out around here for any length of time, you might have noticed that I am completely obsessed with all things industrial. I just love the look of aged metal but those authentic vintage pieces can get pricey very quickly! I am not one to run out and spend money on something I can replicate at home, so I got out my cracker boxes and began creating.
Today I’m sharing how I made the industrial boxes for the shelf I hung in my entryway.
I started with two cracker boxes that were the same size. I had to cut the top of the boxes off so they would fit in the cubbies.
Once my boxes were cut down to size, I took them outside and gave them each a coat of grey spray paint. To achieve a metal appearance, I sprayed Rustoleums “hammered” over the top.
My boxes were starting to look industrial, but were kind of plain and boring, so I cut a strip of hardware cloth I had leftover from my DIY pendant light and attached it to the top of the boxes.
I used a pair of small pliers to bend the hardware cloth over the top of the boxes.
I used the same stencil technique I used on my industrial tin can planters to add a number and letter to the boxes.
This little project only took a few minutes from start to finish. The boxes look amazing and were free to make.
It seems like our house can become so cluttered with pens, sunglasses, keys and wallets laying around. Now we can come in, drop everything in the boxes and know exactly where our stuff is when we need it.
I’ve been on a mission to organize my entire life recently. I can now check entryway storage boxes off my to do list. Lets see…only 3,524,682 things left for me to organize around this joint!
If you have organizing ideas or DIY industrial project ideas I’d love to hear them.