{reclaim it} crate and color

painted crate
{Tea for Joy}
painted crate
{Lykke Lise}

Decorating with old crates is a thing now. Nothing new. But these images of PAINTED CRATES have caught my eye lately. Maybe its because we have a FANTASTIC old crate just sitting on the front porch being neglected- sad story, I know. We found it like this (courtesy of Nathan’s brother):

old crate before

It had no bottom to it, so we found some old boards and attached them. Easy peezy. It has even been in a few photoshoots (what a rockstar):

kellan turquoise desk and old crate


Of course, I don’t want to ruin the thing with paint either. We all know I get a little crazy with paint sometimes. Obv.

So, maybe I just leave it and do something BA like this:

old crate boxes for bookshelves


Anyway. Those are my thoughts.


  • Sanctuary Home

    I remember when I was in High School, my bedroom was decorated with cast-offs from family members. I had a crate that I filled with my albums. Nothing was new, but I loved it. I guess I was Boho before it was cool.
    BTW…I like all of your pics, especially the ones from your own photo shoots.

    • sarah

      Thanks Susan! You are so sweet. Yeah…we settled on using it as a bookshelf too…can’t go wrong. I’ll try to get pics up on the site when all is said and done. Still not sure if I should paint the bottom…. Thanks for reading!!

  • Sunshine

    love. i want one.