Tuesday 23 April 2013

Crate Cravings!

Hi All

I'm back after an exhausting trip overseas with our family. We had to fly off unexpectedly as my father-in-law suffered a stroke. He is doing much better and we are back in Melbourne again. 

Today I'm posting about a mini project since I still have to take pictures of the projects I completed before I left. 
This is a fairly simple one. 

My husband spotted a small crate on the side of the road and knowing my love or rather obsession with crates, he bought this baby home. 

I tell you, he's a keeper! Both husband and crate, in case you're wondering! ;)

The crate was a light pine colour and I stained it to a darker brown to make it look vintage. Sanded it down lightly and we are done! 

The mini crate is perfect for storing my recipe books in the kitchen.

I contemplated stencilling some letters on it, but decided against it. It looks cute just the way it is. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

I'll be back with a few more completed projects this week including my living room reveal!



  1. Hi Rani, What a great husband you have to stop and pick up the crate for you! It looks wonderful stained and holding your cookbooks. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and I am a new follower.

  2. I am crazy for crates too. This one is both pretty in its new stain and practical holding the cookbooks. Clever husband bringing that home!


  3. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow evening for Make the Scene Monday #72!

  4. Count me in, crates are just so versatile!

  5. Super cute - thanks for sharing at Monday Funday! Take care, Laura


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