My parents have had these wooden crates sitting around our house for several years. I was looking for an update for this little space in my apartment and was inspired by some of the hand-constructed side tables I have been seeing around the web (like this one). After sanding, we, or actually my dad, spray-painted the crates with a burnt orange color that coordinates with the color theme I have in my living room. I'm so happy with how they turned out! Functional, yet simple and cute!