So what do the hubs and I decide? Make them ourselves from old wood, of course! We went on a search for palettes for a couple of weeks and found these baby's!
As he was cutting, I started staining. We chose Kona by Minwax. It was A LOT of wood to stain.
The only wood we had to buy was for the ends of the crates. We bought three 1x12's. And here's all the wood laying out to dry after staining and one crate made.
Now for the fun part! Assembling the rest of the crates: one vertical and one horizontal done.
and 13 crates later...we are done!
The only thing left to do is screw them together to secure them and bring it in the house to decorate!
And here it is:
And a close up:
Total cost: around $50 for stain and 3 pieces of wood!
What do y'all think?