Monday, July 23, 2012

Crate Seats

Hi Friends!

It's Monday, again. Yay! I decided that this past week was a good week to finally make the crate seats I had seen a year ago on Erica's blog called The Honey Bunch. Yes, I did say a year ago...I'm a very slow project person but Tara at Fourth Grade Frolics has really gotten me motivated.

I already had three of the black milk crates so I only had to purchase three more. Target had them on sale for $3.97.


Then I went to Joann Fabrics and picked out my material and ribbon. Erica had given me advice about using a darker material to hide the grime so I did just that. The two patterns I chose match perfectly although it's a little hard to see in the photo. My oldest daughter was helping me and she has a good eye for these things. I am very happy with her find. She also found the matching ribbon. :). The last thing we needed here was the cushiony stuff. I had a couple of 50% off coupons so total cost here was about $21.


Our next stop was Home Depot. I went to the lumber department and explained what I was doing. I also added that I wanted to do it the cheapest way possible. A young gentleman went in the back and came out with a $19 piece of plywood. It was ugly but that didn't matter at all. So he measured my milk crate and cut the 6 pieces that I needed....for FREE! (I forgot to take a picture of the plywood pieces...)

Later that night,I borrowed my husband's staple gun, measured, cut and stapled away. Here's a photo of the back of the seat...not pretty but that's okay, too.


And finally, here are the seats all put together. I LOVE them! Thanks, Erica and Tara!



  1. ummmm i love this...ive always wondered where everyone got the cushion part and now i know...thanks for the your newest follower...drop by =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  2. I love those colors on the black Dianne--they came out awesome!!

    1. Thanks, Kristen! I was just checking out your chair pockets - awesome idea! Adding that to my list... :)

  3. Awesome!! I've always wanted to make these, but was unsure if I actually have the space for them!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

    1. I actually plan on getting rid of some of the bigger chairs in my room. With class sizes increasing, I was overwhelmed by the all of the furniture. I'm literally down-sizing! :)

  4. Your crate seats came out amazing!! I absolutely love your fabric choice! :) Great job!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. I really like the green stripe you put on yours! They really look sharp!

    Primary Inspired

  6. Thanks, Ladies! When I realized how easy it was, I was kicking myself for waiting soooo long!

  7. Hi, Dianne!
    I love your blog and your great organization ideas (especially the earbud box)! I've nominated your blog for an award. Visit my blog to pick it up. :)


  8. I love those crate seats! I really need to make them!