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5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate

Today I am sharing 5 awesome and different ways to style a wooden crate in every room in your home. Sure, you might think a wooden crate is boring, but I’m here to tell you the possibilities are endless. Yep, wooden crates are awesome. So today I’m sharing how you can use a wooden crate in your kitchen, living room, bathroom, sitting room, and dining room. I’m using this crate for each look in today’s post!

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate

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Every now and then someone comments on one of my Instagram photos and gives me a great idea for a post. That’s what happened a few days ago when I posted a photo of my new this crate on our dining table. I mentioned how much I loved the crate and how excited I was about all the decorating possibilities. One Lovely Lady kindly asked me to share a few different ways to style it. BOOM. Done. High five Lovely Lady, thanks for the idea. Here’s the 5 different styles I came up with:

1. Dining Room: Table Centerpiece

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Dining Room Centerpiece 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Dining Room Centerpiece

I love the simplicity of this look. It’s just easy. I love easy.

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Dining Room Centerpiece 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Dining Room Centerpiece

2. Sitting Room: Farmhouse Vignette

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Vignette

The awesome thing about this crate is that it’s neutral and can go with anything and everything. I loved styling this little farmhouse vignette around the crate.

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Vignette

And if you’re curious about what the scale and vase are sitting on, here’s the secret:

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Vignette Setup

I just used a large tupererware container, turned it upside down, and threw a piece of burlap over it so I could have the scale and vase be at eye level–instead of sitting down in the crate where we couldn’t see them as well. Easy fix!

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Vignette 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Vignette

3. Kitchen: Really Good Looking Countertop Storage

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Kitchen Decor 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Kitchen Decor 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

This is one of my favorites of the group. This crate is the perfect size to sit on the countertop with kitchen goodies. I love it! I’ll probably be using it in this spot a lot.

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

4. Living Room: Cubby For All the Things

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Living Room Cubby 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Living Room Cubby

You can’t go wrong with a little extra storage in your living room for all the things. I put this at the end of our couch and I love the fact the extra warmth it brings to this spot. Plus it’s somewhat unexpected, so that’s always fun.

And added bonus: it won’t break if one of my little people knocks it over (like that vase that we lost last week…RIP white vase.) That’s winning in my book.

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Living Room Cubby 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Living Room Farmhouse Cubby

5. Bathroom: Vanity Goodness

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Bathroom Vanity

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Bathroom Vanity

I saved my favorite for last. I mean, how gorgeous is this baby sitting in my newly remodeled bathroom?! (Get the scoop on that here.) I looooove this so much. Not only does it give me a pretty way to display a few bathroom goodies, but it’s not so big that it’s completely taking over my precious counter/makeup space. Perfecto!

5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Bathroom Vanity 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Bathroom Vanity 5 Ways to Style a Wooden Crate Bathroom Vanity

That’s it! Those are my five easy ways to style a wooden crate differently in every room of your home. I’m literally obsessed with this crate right now. If you love it too you can this crate. but if you’re looking for a more affordable option be sure to check out these 7 awesome farmhouse style crates available on Amazon:

7 Farmhouse Style Wooden Crates from Amazon


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The Comments

  • Debbi
    May 6, 2016

    Luv, Luv, Luv your home and every word out of your mouth!!!!

    • Sarah
      > Debbi
      June 29, 2016

      Thanks Debbi, you’re too kind!

      • Susan
        > Sarah
        May 24, 2021

        What color stain did you use for the crate

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  • Jenniffer Matthewson
    May 20, 2016

    Hi Linda! We have a home built in 1956 with original metal Youngstown cabinets. I am looking for an inexpensive way to paint them. Will this work on metal? Thank you!

  • Debra hatfield,
    May 21, 2016

    I love the beautiful things and love magnolia farms and shoe fixer upper would love to meet them one day sincerely deb

  • CherJAskey
    May 23, 2016

    Good site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing like
    yours nowadays. I truly appreciate people as if you!
    Be mindful!!

  • Charles Kemp
    May 23, 2016

    I like what you did with the crates. I think it would be a lot of fun if you did something like this as decoration. There are all sorts of places and uses that the crates have.

  • Anonymous
    June 2, 2016

    Very good website you have got right here

  • morgan
    June 23, 2016

    I just want to know where to get this specific crate…. I LOVE it!

    • Sarah
      > morgan
      June 29, 2016

      Hi Morgan, you can find this wooden crate here:

      • melissa henson
        > Sarah
        October 15, 2016

        Sarah..enjoy your ideas. Your like me putting a container in something&hiding it with a piece of burlap or material. Thanks for giving me more ideas.

        • Sarah
          > melissa henson
          October 15, 2016

          Right?! Love that trick, use it all the time. Thanks for stopping by Melissa!

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  • Jana
    June 28, 2016

    Loved your ideas with the crate. Your personality shines through your writing. When I saw your picture, I totally wished we could be friends.
    I read and look at blogs everyday and I have never been motivated to leave a comment. I am now your newest fan. I can’t wait to read what you say and see what you do next.

    • Sarah
      > Jana
      June 28, 2016

      Jana! What a sweet comment. And now I need to hug you. I’m so happy you’re here, I truly appreciate it!

  • Leslie Grace
    June 30, 2016

    I love all five of these ideas–maybe need 5 crates to do all 5? Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sarah
      > Leslie Grace
      July 29, 2016

      That’s a great idea Leslie!

  • Shelley
    July 29, 2016

    Loooove your dining table and chairs. Were they DIY projects?

    • Sarah
      > Shelley
      July 29, 2016

      Thanks Shelley! The chairs were a DIY. You can find those here We bought the farmhouse table on craigslist. It was all stained a dark brown, so all I did was paint the bottom with Annie Sloan Old White.

  • Alise Harper
    August 3, 2016

    I had no idea that there was so much you could do with wooden crates. I love the idea of using a wooden crate as a side table to hold extra blankets and pillows as well as the remotes. I will definitely have to try this out in my house! Thanks for the fun ideas!

    • Sarah
      > Alise Harper
      August 3, 2016

      The possibilities are definitely endless. Thanks for stopping by Alise!

  • Carol
    August 13, 2016

    Sarah, Thanks for the inspiration. I have an old Remington SureShot crate that I bought at an estate sale. It’s just sitting waiting for me to make it happy. Can’t decide whether to paint it or restain it. Now I need to get busy.

  • Katie Anderson
    August 17, 2016

    All of these styles for wooden crates are so beautiful! I love all your ideas! I really want to try these out! I am super glad that I ran across your blog.

    • Sarah
      > Katie Anderson
      August 17, 2016

      Thank you so much Katie, I really appreciate that! Wooden crates are so fun to play around with, the possibilities are endless. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

  • judy wilson
    October 31, 2016

    I have a bunch of wooden crates left over from an order that I placed, so now I’m trying to come up with a good way to recycle them. The picture of the crate that’s holding a pitcher with white flowers looks really cute. That’s the perfect centerpiece for this table. My dining room has a similar farmhouse aesthetic, so perhaps I should stain one of my crates so that I can use it as a decorative centerpiece.

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  • Cassandra
    February 13, 2017

    I love this! Such cute ideas! I just found your blog from The Painted Hinge. I am a newbie blogger and just blogged about our reclaimed wood ceiling in our great room if you want to check it out.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Alice Jones
    April 20, 2017

    I really love all of these pictures, they really inspire me to be artistic with my wooden crates. Wooden crates are really useful when moving, but after getting settled into the home–they can be a really beautiful artistic feature in a room. I’m going to continue to look at home styles so that I can find the right design for my living room.

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  • Stephanie
    October 25, 2017

    I just bought this exact same Magnolia crate in Waco this summer! Couldn’t figure out what to do with it and now, I know! Thanks for the great ideas!!!

    • Sarah
      > Stephanie
      October 27, 2017

      Oh yay!! So glad you found my post Stephanie!

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  • Shirley Whiteside
    November 8, 2020

    Love your ideas

  • Patricia Wilson
    February 8, 2021

    Love all of ur decorating ideas.
    I have been trying to get the farmhouse look and I think I have been doing a good job so far. Rather then buy a new dining table, mine is oak and oval, how would I get that farmhouse look? Also the two little jars u have hanging in ur dining room in the window frame, may I ask where u got those?
    Love the way u have put everything together. Thank u so much.

  • Michelle
    March 31, 2021

    Your blog was very easy to follow and gave me many creative ideas.
    Thank you