Take an old crate and bring it inside for an end table in your living room. Id re-paint it to go with the theme of the living room. Every time you redecorate, a quick and simple paint job brings the crate up to date with your living room!
Buy an old nightstand at Goodwill, paint it up, cut in half, and put one half on either side of the bed and screw into the wall. - Two nightstands from one.cheap and easy. I love the wall color and pink paint for the nightstands too!
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My lovely DIY shelf in my guest room using 4 crates stacked together! Simple edge-paint project that ties the colors of the room together immediately. All my guests compliment it all the time. It is very sturdy and holds heavy books to sweaters.