Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Vintage wine crate makeover

You've probably seen vintage wine crates popping up here and there - I like the look of them for storage, and one of my favourite inspiration pics of one way to use them is here:

Doesn't that look great in the nursery? I have also seen crates used as mini-gardens among other things. I have seen them at antique shops / fairs, but they always came with a hefty price tag ($40 for an old wooden box is a bit much in my books). As luck would have it, I was coming home one evening after work and saw a wine crate sitting on a neighbour's recycling bin, ready for the next day's garbage collection. The neighbour was outside, so I asked her if I could have it, she said sur,e so I grabbed it and took it home! I'm pretty sure she thought I was a little loony taking her wooden wine crate, but so be it. All in the name of DIY I tell ya.

I decided to stain it and figure out what I would do with it later....here's what it looked like:
Notice it's from France. Score.

I scraped off all the stickers and removed the nails and staples that had held the top on the box. Then I broke out the Walnut stain and got to work.


That's what it looked like with one coat...check back tomorrow to see the finished product and what I decided it's premiere would be!

6 comments:

Ashley said...

i must be a bit behind since i've never seen a wooden wine crate! looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

Jeanette deBoer said...

Score! I looks amazing! Are you thinking of adding the casters like the ones in your inspiration picture? Can't wait to see where it ends up in your home.

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

I love that inspiration pic too! The casters make it so practical. And I love that you didn't let the fact that the box is a bit broken stop you. It's going to look fab!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Love it! I stopped at an LCBO and simply asked if they had any and they offered me a whole pile for free! Try it if you're hunting for more :)

Lindsey Gerrish said...

Ohh, that looks great so far. And score on the garbage day find! #dumpsterdivingrocks

Meagan, in house nester said...

Can't wait to see how they turn out - definitely love your inspiration picture!
Meagan

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