In addition to the table and chairs, bring a small, lightweight piece to use as a sideboard. A piece like this antique washstand, with a hallow interior, can also help with storing and transporting food and tableware. Wooden crates are also fantastic for this.
Portable storage containers such as painted wooden crates or metal bins that can be personalized are a stylish option for children's rooms. With an endless array of colors, patterns, fonts and shapes to choose from, these storage containers are a cool and decorative addition to any room.
In the hallway, Ginger filled woven baskets and wood crates with found objects like pine cones, wooden beads and black packages to connect the design in this space to that in her living room. Then, she hung a Chrstmas banner and set out a Christmas pillow to complete the vision.
Leaving the floor space open in the middle of the room accentuates the spacious feel of this master bathroom. A glass cube shower is set next to a deep bathtub with wood crate storage bringing a country influence to the modern fixtures. An accent wall shows off a natural wood look with an ashy tone finish.
Once you finish off that crate of wine, reuse it as stylish shelving in the bathroom (or ask your local wine shop for an old wine crate to use). The wood crate will add a rustic style to your loo — and create an open shelving solution for bath salts, big bottles of shampoo or even a pretty vase of fresh market flowers.
Wood wine crates make a creative and fitting wall treatment for this cellar. A creative iron grate separates the hallway from the wine shelves. Long horizontal shelves allow for maximum bottle storage.
Reclaimed wood can warm up a space, and crates can add all-important storage, even to an area on display. Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood used crates to fill this bookcase, making it decorative and functional. For another custom touch, she wrapped this bookcase in Crates & Pallet’s reclaimed pallet wood.
Create your own special shadowbox with cool-looking maps or maps of favorite places, or any other motifs that give you a warm fuzzy feeling. Give stacked books that you already own a cohesive look by simply having the spines face the back of the bookshelf, as Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood did in decorating her recycled wood and crate bookshelf.
Make every day a farmers market in your home by using crates to store and display fruits and veggies. This DIY crate stand project uses bins from Crates & Pallet in a wheeled cart made of reclaimed pallet wood.
What’s more country than open shelving? For a space-saving and affordable alternative to cabinets or custom shelving, consider using crates. This one, from Crates & Pallet, is covered in Rust-Oleum Kona Wood Stain for a deeper finish and a rustic look.
An ordinary wine crate was transformed into decorative bathroom storage by applying a coat of stain by Minwax called Weathered Oak. The nice gray tone gave the wood an aged look that blends well with this contemporary bathroom.
If you don't have an antique wooden dough bowl at your disposal, many reproductions can be found at chain home decor stores. This idea would also work with a metal or wood trough, a crate or even a shallow basket. Just find something with the right shape and scale for your table.
A brass chandelier was preserved and restored for use in this room. The beautiful embroidered pillow was handmade in India by Banchini Design and perfectly compliments the beige chair and matching ottoman. Tall windows crate an arch and flood the space with natural light, brightening the all wood surroundings.
A set of brightly colored hand towels can perk up the kitchen for mere pennies. And you aren’t limited to the oven door handle: hang interesting linens (aprons and oven mitts, too) from hooks or pegs on a floating wall shelf or line a wooden bowl on the countertop to add punch. Shown are waffle-weave Salsa dish cloths and towels from Crate & Barrel.
The Presidio Heights home featured in the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase was built in 1917 for Abraham Rosenberg, whose company was the largest exporter of fruits and nuts in the early 20th century. Landscape designer Katharine Webster and her team created the wood art installation is meant to invoke deconstructed packing crates and fills a windowless wall.