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Friday, January 20, 2012

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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http://threemangoseeds.blogspot.com/2012/01/features-do-it-ya-self-link-party.html
http://ladybug-blessings.com/?p=2162
http://projectqueen.org/welcome-to-link-party-18-turning-the-daunting-into-the-do-able
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/
 

29 comments:

  1. I love this! I just looove old wooden crates.

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  2. This has got to be one of my favorite link ups from the ffa party! It looks like it's right out of a Pottery Barn magazine!

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    1. That is such a huge compliment. Thank you so much!

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  3. Right on! This crate was a diamond in the rough and you have polished it up perfectly! Now I am on the look-out for crate too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Bronwyn! And good luck with your search! x J

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  4. I super duper love this! I can't believe you scored the crate for free-great job!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I'm glad I ignored how dirty it was! :) x J

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  5. GOOD MORNING! Just so you know... you were featured today over at Sassy Sites! You got a BIG shout out so come by and grab a button! XOXO!

    Marni

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  6. This turned out so cute... how lucky are you that the crate was free?!

    Visiting from Make It Monday~

    Rhonda @ home.made.

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    1. Thanks Rhonda! I almost didn't take it. So glad I did. :) x J

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  7. I don't blame you it is adorable and what a bargain!

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  8. I love this crate. It would be so nice for kids toys too!

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    1. Thanks Kellie. I'm sure if they nag me long enough... I'll give in, maybe. :) x J

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  9. Wow, I'm really loving this rustic look lately. This turned out so great! Can't believe you got the crate free! Oh to have that kind of charm. *Sigh*

    Warmly, Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle! *Laugh*. Not sure if it was charm, but it sure was lucky. :) x J

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  10. Fabulous transformation! This turned our adorable! Would LOVE for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! :)

    www.uncommondesignsonline.com

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for the invite. I've linked up today. :) I'm also your newest follower and would love you to follow me back. x J

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  11. Cute blog!!! I found you on a link party!! I am your newest follower!!! I would love it if you would check out my blog to and follow me back, that would be great!! I would love to feature your blog sometime!!

    -Brooke
    For-the-luv-of.blogspot.com

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  13. LOVE THE CRATE , I JUST DID ONE MYSELF AND ADDED A TOP. I HAVE ANOTHER ONE OUT IN THE GARAGE AND I LOVE YOUR IDEA!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! Just saw yours. Beautiful! Love it. x J

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  14. I honor you with the Liebster Award for your amazing creativity and inspiring me every time I stop by!! Learn more at http://inspiredhoneybee.blogspot.com/ .... xoxo Debbie

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    1. Thanks again Debbie! I've done a post to "brag", linking back to your blog. Check it out! I'm yet to pick my top 5. What a great idea! Thanks again. x J

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  15. Love this!! and the numbers add a nice tailored touch!

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  16. Oh, I love this! What a great makeover and love the number template you used.

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  17. I really love this project!! It is darling! I may have to copy this one for my home.

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