A great way to breathe new life into an old piece is to give it a new coat of paint. Choosing a contrasting color for the inside really makes this piece fresh & new. - good idea for adding some colour to a room if I don't want to paint a whole wall
Stain/paint crates, add a pair of shelve racks, and you have an attractive storage unit for towels or anything else that requires easy access. Reinforce the crates by securing with screws through the wood into the wall.