I know you have seen these crates at Michaels... I have been eyeballing them for months trying to think of something that I needed them for.
Finally it came to me, I needed an area to keep the few dog toys that have managed to stay inside the house. (we have a rule, no dog toys in the house) Ok, I don't always follow the rules and instead for them rolling all over the floor they needed a space so that they could stay inside. Here is what I came up with. It is perfect and cute so it doesn't look out of place in the living room.
I painted the crate and then sanded the edges for a little distressed look. Then I used my Silhouette to cut a stencil and then I painted the lettering on. I had this super cute flower laying around waiting to be used... I clipped it on so that I could remove it later if I wanted to. (luckily my dogs don't even know the flower is there so it's not going to be eaten)
Now I am contemplating bringing all the toys inside so that I can fill the crate. (shhhhh... don't tell!)