Bottle crate side table

Upcycle and decorate your own furniture

This is the perfect project for those who enjoy making their own furniture (or want to give it a try!) and are looking for an unusual upcycling idea: build a really cool side table out of two empty drinks crates. It’s an easy idea that uses edding permanent spray. The combination of pastel rose and light grey creates an elegant look which goes well with almost any interior colour scheme. With the handy tips shown in our Spray Basics section on how to achieve the perfect spraying technique, even beginners will soon be getting impressive results with edding acrylic spray paint. edding spray paints have outstanding properties: they cover exceptionally well and are quick-drying and durable. And if you’re inspired to make more than just a side table, it’s no hassle at all to build an entire display shelf system out of crates. With the broad range of paint colours offered by edding, you’ll be able to achieve the perfect styling for your room!

Home decor
Living room
Permanent spray
Plastic and foil
A bit more challenging
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Empty bottle crates
  • Large covering sheet to protect your work area
  • Gloves, breathing mask (optional)
  • Screwdriver for removing the safety ring from the can
  • Wooden panel, the same size as the side of your crate
  • Hot glue gun
  • A stand or legs for your table, if desired

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