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!
DIY Deck table made from upcycled pallets, with a trench for succulents or other plants - nice tutorial, and piece is well finished. (upcycled pallet & deck/porch/patio boards) Gotta do this with my old lawn furniture.