Numbered Crate on Wheels!

Remember from my last post I was hoping to make a crate for the kids books similar to this ...
Rolling Storage Crate eclectic toy storage

Here is my original crate.  I found it at a market and when I inquired the price, the man gave it to me for free.  He said I could plant a herb garden in it.  As if.  It was really dirty and I was reluctant to take it, but it was a crate. :)

So I got out my electric sander and gave it a really good sand to get off the old paint marks and smooth down the wood.

Then I added some cute little wheels to the bottom that I picked up at the hardware for $1.88 each.

Then I stuck on my number template using scrapbook letters and old paper number templates I used for my cane drawer makeover.  I used the number 52 because that is our house number. :)

I couldn't find a sponge, so I used a dish brush refill (clever) and sponged on my black paint.

After it dried I gave it a light sand.

Then I applied 2 coats of poly.

And wow!  I absolutely love it.  In fact, I think it might just be one of my favourite projects yet. :)
And total cost $7.50!

No, the kids are not getting this one.  Sorry, but I can just see them pushing each other down the hall in it.  Grrr...

x Julie


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