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.
Add water to a puddle of green paint to dilute, and then stain all sides of the crate, inside and out. Stain the letters with the brown paint, then glue to the front of the crate. Fill with bunches of your favorite flowers, or gardening tools.