|DIY Crate on Wheels|
Remember from my last post I was hoping to make a crate for the kids books similar to this ...
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.
|Dried stencil, ready for sanding.|
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...