Bottled Drinks Rustic Pantry Storage Crate or Serving Station

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How to make a rustic farmhouse style pantry storage crate for bottled drinks.

Pantry Storage DIY Farmhouse Style Rustic Wooden Crate Tutorial for Bottled Drinks and Water |

I’ve been singing the praises of country living for years, but there are a few things about country life that aren’t so endearing to me.

Like having a constantly filthy vehicle because we live on a gravel road …

… and having tap water that tastes horrible. 

Seriously horrible.

I know some rural homes have delicious water, but we’ve lived in three different country homes with wells, and all of them have had bad water.

Our well and pipes are old, so the water has sediment particles in it, and it’s a light shade of orange from the rusty old pipes.

It’s that bad.

Obviously, I would never let my family or guests drink it, so we use bottled water instead.

When I was asked to talk about Nestlé® Pure Life® water, I was happy to do so, because I’ve always kept a case of in our pantry and some in the refrigerator.

I made a rustic farmhouse style storage crate to hold bottled drinks and water in my pantry, but it could also be filled with ice cold bottled drinks and used as a serving station.

Make this DIY bottled drinks rustic crate for pantry storage or fill with ice cold drinks for a party drink serving station |

How to Make a Rustic Storage Crate for Bottled Drinks & Water

Supplies Needed:

wood planks (I used pallet wood.)

wood stain

foam brush

white paint

other paint color of  your choice

palm sander

handles for crate sides

Cold & Refreshing stencil or freehand paint your own lettering


Cut wood the following dimensions:

  • Cut two planks for the front and back of the crate and two for the sides.
  • Cut three planks for the bottom, OR use just one larger board.
  • Use nails or a nail gun to assemble all the boards into a crate as shown.

If you use screws, drill pilot holes first so the wood doesn’t split.

  • Stain the wood using a foam brush.

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  • Paint the crate with white paint and allow it to dry completely.
  • Use a sander to lightly distress the finish.

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  • Position the stencil on the front center of the crate and use painter’s tape to hold it in place.
  • Use a stencil brush to paint the design on the crate in another color.

How to make a rustic farmhouse kitchen pantry water bottles storage crate with Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils |

  • Add handles on ends of crate, if desired.

Now just fill the crate with water or bottled drinks!

DIY white farmhouse kitchen pantry pallet wood storage crate |

Nestlé Pure Life is an even better value because it has 3 more bottles for the same price as the old 32-pack at Walmart.

30 bottles inside my crate and I keep the other 5 in the refrigerator.

DIY water bottles pantry storage crate |

You can find the 24-pack of Nestlé Pure Life at Walmart online, but make sure to visit the store for the 35-pack.

Nestle Pure Life water available at Walmart |

If the 35-pack of Nestle Pure Life is not available in your local Walmart, please ask a store manager about getting the product in your area.

Pure Life is re-launching in mid-May and with new packaging.

The Cold & Refreshing stencil measures about 12.5″ wide x 3.5″ tall and is available in my online shop HERE.

DIY rustic bottled drinks storage crate and drink serving station made with Knick of Time's Vintage Sign Stencils |


Disclosure – My thanks to Walmart and Nestlé Pure Life for continuing to provide delicious healthy water for my family at affordable prices.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Vaya con Dios,


  1. Bottled water isn’t something that generally looks cute while it waits to get consumed. This sure is a fun way to store it!

  2. This is a cute project. I love the farmhouse look!

  3. Jackie Barnes says

    I love this crate idea! My bottles are usually kicked around in the bottom of my pantry but now I can corral them into this darling crate! I can’t wait to get started.

    • We had the same problem,Jackie. We usually leave the bottles in the bag in the pantry, but once we took a few of them out, they started falling out of the plastic package all over the pantry floor. Problem solved now! 🙂

  4. What are the dimensions of the pantry storage crate?
    It is a great idea

  5. What kind and what color paint is the stencil wording ? Love this idea. I only drink bottle water and this is perfect

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