10+ Ideas Decorating Your Home With Wooden Crates

Wooden Crate Storage Lockers

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This DIY project may not be for the novice crafter, but it certainly makes for an incredible looking storage locker! The look of this unit is very farmhouse inspired. Thus, if you want to take some elements from this locker without fully completing it, consider mixing darker wood, white paint and outlined lettering to keep your crate project looking like something out of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.

Modern Rolling Cart Made with Crates

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Making a rolling cart out of wooden crates is as easy as adjoining two crates then adding casters. The way to have your crate cart stand apart is by how you style it. Hence, this workstation serves to hold a printer and some books, so it is highly functional. It is kept unfinished and styled with minimal gold accessories and gold casters for a very chic and modern look.

White Crates for Linen and Bathroom Items

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This shouldn’t surprise you, but a lot of people use wooden crates as shelves. This particular shelving idea helps to add storage space in a small bathroom. Just be sure that the wooden crates are anchored to the wall in any shelving project, so they don’t come toppling over.

Industrial Pipe and Wood Crate End Table

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There are so many ways to make an end table from a wooden crate, but this is one of our favorite designs. The piping detail along the top makes the piece look custom and not like something a weekend warrior just threw together.

Create Storage in a Mudroom or Entryway Using Crates

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This is by far the best example of an entryway transformation using crates. Adding stenciling to the back of the crates on the wall, and painting the interior of the floor crates adds necessary interest. Don’t feel the need to be too serious when creating crate projects designed for your children’s use. A little whimsy can go a long way!

Wooden Crate Outdoor Bar

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This outdoor bar goes to show just how versatile wooden crates can be. You might have to drive away from the craft store with a car completely filled to the brim with crates, but it will be worth it!

Transform Crates for Children’s Rooms and Toy Storage

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Remember when we said a little whimsy can go a long way? That’s exactly how this DIY goes from boring to fantastical. Match contact paper and paint to your child’s room. Hang the crates low for toy storage or hang them high to house more delicate decor items.

DIY Crate Coffee Table

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You may have seen this crate coffee table before, but it is a tried-and-true DIY for any traditional home. Though the basic table design might be the same, the way you finish the crate says a lot about your design style. You can stain the table like you see here, paint multiple colors or stick with the unfinished look for a Scandinavian feel.

Turn a Vintage Crate into an Old World Centerpiece

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There are a variety of vintage wooden crates and boxes that were used for many different things. Find a smaller, more narrow wooden crate to use as a centerpiece on your dining table. Add items like mason jars in sets of three or use the entire box as a planter for succulents.

Use a Crate for Adding Height to Porch Decor

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A solo crate can be a great design tool when setting up a seasonal vignette for your front porch. Use the crate to add necessary height and interest to rustic style decor, as you see here on this spring porch tour.

Open Vintage Crate Shelving in a Farmhouse Kitchen

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Open shelving is all the rage as far as kitchen trends go, but this idea takes open shelving one step further. Wooden crates are scattered above lower kitchen cabinets and filled with various white and two-tone dishware. This idea has farmhouse written all over it.

Organize Crates by Adding Chalkboard Labels

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Wooden crates make great organization tools, especially if the sides are completely encased in wood. Stain the boxes a rustic color and add chalkboard labels to add style to a space that otherwise would have had none.


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