toy box on wheels

September 20th, 2011

toy box on wheels

Remember these crates I found in the garbage?  I cleaned them up and we slapped some wheels on the good ones this past weekend. Et volia! Toy boxes with wheels. Not my idea and not even the first time I’ve done it, but it is still awesome. Blocks are heavy and a pain to drag out, but no longer! All thanks to the almighty wheel.

blocks in boxes



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15 Responses to toy box on wheels

  1. Jenny says:

    These are wonderful!

  2. monica says:

    I love old wooden crates!

    (we have the same rug… good ole Ikea!)

  3. Suzanne says:

    Great upcycling idea!

  4. Jill says:

    high five!

  5. thewanderingfoot says:

    Ah-hah!!!!! Someone else in the world uses sheep skins on their furniture!!! And I thought I was the only one…..
    Aren’t they awesome? We try to buy one every-other year or so (as our family grows every-other year or so :)

  6. Oh, you are the most clever of all. Well done.

  7. Katie says:

    Awesome use of someone else’s castoffs. Someone recently told me how depressing it was to be in Madison on “hippie christmas” day. (Meg, you might have to describe that for some of your readers.) I couldn’t relate at all–and thought about all the excellent recycling and upcycling (what a great word I hadn’t heard before!) they’re missing out on.

  8. Steph says:

    What a great idea!

  9. Holly Keller says:

    What the hell is Hippie Christmas Day? Please explain, Meg. Also, the boxes on wheels are wonderful–more so for how low-tech they are.

    • meg says:

      It’s the day when all the college students move out/move in before school starts in the fall. Garbage piles taller than me. It’s ridiculous really, but a trash pickers dream.

  10. Jane says:

    I’d put everything on wheels if I could! It’s perfect for those of us living in small spaces.

  11. molly says:

    too funny. we’ve two enormous old crates (one sunny slope carolina peaches, the other some booze brand, oh well) full of blocks, also. no nifty wheels, though.

    btw, how do you like them rugs? tried a flat woven one, love the look, but was constantly tripping over them and rumpling the bejeebers out of them, rug pad or no. could be the clumsy feet.