How To Use Wood Crates In Home Decor

Rustic home decor has made a big statement over the last few years. Whether it’s vintage crates, unique wood pieces or an older piece of equipment that is now decorative, you may be surprised at what you can find. But one really popular item that has been appearing quite a bit are vintage wood crates. Usually they come with faded writing or printing from their previous owner, but that usually gives them character and a unique touch. On the flip side, you can find these basic crates at your local craft store and give them a vintage touch with colored stain. When it comes to home decor you can create almost anything with a crate, creativity and a little elbow grease!

Wood Crate Nightstand

This project is perfect for a beginner DIY project as it doesn’t call for much work. All you need is a vintage crate, or purchase a basic crate and give it a few coats of stain to give it a rustic look. You can get creative by adding a shelf, a door or leaving it just as it is! However you decide to decorate, this wood crate nightstand is the perfect addition to any room. Click on the picture to learn more about the project.

Pic/Project Credit: Lovinghere

 

Wood Crate Storage Solution

We love this idea of maximizing storage, while keeping a rustic yet designer look. By using wood crates as shelves, you can add storage to almost any wall in your home and it will give any room a good dose of character.  You can layer a few crates to make more of storage unit or stick to one or two to keep it simple and organized. Try out different shelf heights and stains to find the perfect set up for you space. Click on the picture to learn more about the project.

Pic/Project Credit: Home Depot

 

Wood Crate Storage Ottoman

Well this may seem like a more advanced DIY project, the results are well worth it. These wood crates act as the perfect base for a rolling storage ottoman in your living or family space. You also can go one step further and adhere a cushion to the top of your ottoman to create extra seating for your room. If you aren’t thrilled about the upholstery idea you can always keep it as is and use the rolling base as a standard coffee table.  Whatever you decide to do, grab some friends and create a one of a kind piece for your home. Click on the picture to learn more about the project.

 

Pic/Project Credit: MonMakesThings

 

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