I picked up this little crate from Goodwill yesterday. I was going back and forth on whether to keep the natural color or paint it. So I did a little of both.
I gave it a "white-wash" instead - basically spreading on some paint and then wiping it off to get just a hint of color. I left some of the natural wood showing too. I notice a couple of little paint oopsies but those are going to come right off with some sandpaper.
I loooooove this rooster image from The Graphics Fairy so I knew that was the first thing going on both sides of the crate. I printed it off in the smallest size possible onto decal paper and placed it on both sides.
I used some leftover Scrabble tiles to spell out NEST. Then I added some faux green moss and two little eggs for a finishing touch.
Super cheap and easy as I had everything I needed!