Thursday, March 10, 2011

Old Crate

I've been working on my "multi-purpose" room and needed storage for magazines, etc.  I had this old crate and decided to spruce it up a bit.


 I sanded it to remove the "roughness" and then dry-brushed the surface with a buttermilk-colored paint.  When it was dry, I applied dark walnut danish oil to the surface to darken the exposed wood areas. 


I wanted to add handles so I braided some jute and then drilled two holes on each side of the crate for the handles to be attached.  I also made a liner for the inside of the crate using burlap.  I added a strip of muslin for the trim and a fabric rose for a feminine touch. 


Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!
Lesa

14 comments:

  1. Looks great. I love the painted look, it makes it look even older than it orginally looked and so much prettier!

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  2. I love what you did to this crate and have scheduled a feature of it for tomorrow morning at Extreme Personal Measures.



    Denise

    Extreme Personal Measures

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  3. Very pretty! I love the little rosette detail on the crate liner...what a great idea!

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  4. Wow! I've done crates like that, but never thought of the liner... burlap is PERFECT! Love it:)
    Tammy
    www.junksituation.blogspot.com

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  5. I have a small box that is very similar to this and I have wanted to do something like this to it. I really like the way you did it! I would never of thought to make it as cute as yours.

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  6. Super cute!! Way to see something so great outa that old crate.

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  7. Hey Lesa, I'm your newest follower!
    When I saw this old crate(I have one), and what you did with it, I got excited, I think I can do this!..thanks so much for sharing, I'm visiting from Dittle Dattle "Amaze Me Monday".I hope you'll visit LazyonLoblolly.
    We were really busy over the weekend!
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  8. Another great project! I love your blog and can't wait to see what your next project is! I am awarding you the versatile blogger award!

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  9. love it!! i need to figure out how to make the cloth liner. :)

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  10. hiya i am following you now , well i just had to when i seen what you did with this old crate
    tfs
    www.emilysnan.blogspot.com
    xmaggiex

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  11. I found you thru "Life...Your Way" & I'm excited that I did! I actually have a couple of your painting books. I looked at nearly all of your posts & you are very talented. I will need to try some of your ideas. I really don't like sewing, but will get it out if the project is easy enough & worth the effort! Love your crate project; I have lots of crates that I have used for craft shows for many years. I just became a follower & look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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