Introducing my newest obsession...
I love crates...especially the old, vintage-y ones. I love the color and the lettering on the side. I see these bad boys and my mind goes crazy.
Just look at some of the amazing vignettes you can create with them.
I'd love to get my hands on a dozen or so of them, so I could create my own shelves (how fun would they be in a playroom?), but I've had a hard time finding some and the ones I have found are a little pricy so that dream will have to wait...for now.
I did, however, come across these little guys at Joanne's the other day. They were $9.99 each.
I know...blah. But look at these. With a little stain and some glaze you can turn a drab "new" crate into a fab "old" one.
I started out by staining the crate. The stain I used was ebony (it's all I had on hand), but I would recommend something a little lighter, like walnut.
Next I glazed over the stained crate. I mixed up my own glaze using
After the glaze was dry, I stensiled on some lettering and...of course, numbers.
These bad boys are sitting at my shop currently, but I have my fingers crossed they don't sell. I think I might want to use them in my bathroom as shelves and to replace the boring old towel rack. I'm in the process of revamping my bathroom, so I'll be sure to post the before and afters when I get it done. Could be awhile, but...
P.S. If any of you have used crates in fun and different ways I'd love to see your pics. I'm always up for fabulous decorating inspiration.