Do you want to add instant farmhouse or rustic charm to your home? Do you want more storage space? Then inexpensive wooden crates are your friend! Here are a ton of wooden crate decorating ideas.
In this post I’ll go into detail about ALL the awesome decor ideas that feature wooden crates — inexpensive new ones from the craft store and vintage ones you might find at the flea market.
Wooden Crates Shelving Ideas
Let’s start with the obvious: crates make instant shelves. By stacking them, you can create shelves like I did here on our kitchen counter.
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I bought four vintage crates at a tag sale and dropped them off at our house before we had even moved in.
I put three of them on one side of our kitchen counter and the last one on a shelf that I had already put on the counter for added storage.
To keep the costs of our kitchen down I had decided to not order cabinets above the sink/next to the window, and the plan was to add floating shelves, but the stacked vintage crates worked so well as shelves that I never replaced them.
Here you can see them all.
Crates make wonderful extra storage in the kitchen!
This DIY shelf is on casters and was finished off with a piece of wood on the top.
You can decide between so many different crates. Here are just a few options:
Use Wooden Crates for Extra Toy Storage
To add more storage space for Landon’s toys, I put a few different wooden crates we had in the house on top of each other in his bedroom. I like that they are mismatched.
Wooden Crates Book Shelf
For this simple book shelf, stain and stack eight sturdy wooden crates.
Connect the crates (follow the tutorial) and since this shelf is pretty tall, you have to make sure to anchor it to the wall.
If the shelf is filled with books, it could also fall forward if you don’t secure it to the wall, and we don’t want kids to get hurt if they might climb up on it.
Wooden Crates Furniture Ideas
Wooden Crate Bench
I made this little side table many years ago out of a crate. I just added casters and made a bottom out of wrapping fabric around a piece of sturdy cardboard.
Vintage Wooden Milk and Soda Crates Decor Ideas
Some of the vintages crates for milk, soda, and wine bottles have little compartments, and they come in handy to display small decor items or collections.
I have been using this vintage cola crate for years, and this holiday season I added ornaments to it and displayed it on our hutch.
I love the contrast of the vintage wooden crate against all the white.
This crate has been moved around the house many time, and I usually decorate with it for every season or holiday.
Here you can see it in our kitchen on our console table last Christmas.
Do you use wooden crates in your home?
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