Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways

July 16, 2013Sarah Khandjian

Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways | Sarah Hearts

It probably comes as no surprises that when I found a wooden crate in my closet that I purchased months ago, the first thing that came to mind was to cover it with chalkboard paint. So after covering it with a few coats of paint, I decided that this little crate that I bought at Jo-Ann’s for $4  with come in handy. Here are 3 ways that you can use a chalkboard crate.

Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways | Sarah Hearts

My first thought was to use it as a utensil and napkin holder when we have friends over for dinner. I love to use cloth napkins (I may have a bit of an obsession, I just ordered these cuties today) and wooden utensils so why not put them on display. This will also come in handy when we have potlucks and serve things buffet style.

Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways | Sarah Hearts

I also thought the crate would make a great planter. I’m picturing this used as a centerpiece on our rectangular dining room table or sitting on top of our foyer shoe cabinet.

Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways | Sarah Hearts Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways | Sarah Hearts

Since mail tends to piece up in our house, I thought it would be make a cute, function home “mailbox.” You could place this on a foyer table or even mount this it on the wall.

Chalkboard Crate 3 Ways | Sarah Hearts

How would you use a chalkboard painted crate?

For more chalkboard paint ideas, check out my chalkboard bar bottle labels, Anthropologie inspired jars, and chalkboard drink stirs.


  • emily

    July 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    darling idea! I think you need 3…I can’t pick my favorite way to use it!

  • Angel Y.

    July 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I saw these crates the other day in Jo-Ann and never thought to use chalkboard paint. Love these!

  • Leah

    October 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm


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