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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!

xox
Rani


5 comments:

  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.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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