The most important step is to sand and clean the crate. This gets rid of any dirt or rough edges brought in from the outside.
Sand with 180 grit sandpaper and an orbital electric sander to take off the rough surface.
Paint the back of the crate white. As decoupage paper will only be as vibrant as the background.
Used poppy napkins for the decoupage paper for this crate bookshelf. Tore the napkins into a rough layout to cover the back of the crate.
Turned the crate upside down. Used screws to secure the legs. Shorter legs would give a more boho look.
A great project for quirky room decor. You can easily match it to the style of your room depending on how you finish it.