Saturday, November 13, 2010

wooden crate

Thanks to Ana, over at ana-white.com {seriously love it there}, I made my own old looking crate out of old fence posts, some new 1x12 and I don't have a router so I bought some cheap handles. I'm so proud of myself. I even used the tarnished old wood screws that were in the fence railing. I don't love the look of old gray fence and shiny new pine together so I added a little walnut stain with an almost dry brush then rubbed it off to get a more similar looking wood. I made it to house shoes by the door as the fall/winter tracks in dried leaves and other weathery things. And I'm sick of looking for the kids shoes that they didn't put away. Thanks Ana!!

4 comments:

Rita said...

I love it, Lacy!!! I totally want to make one too, painted white. :). Great idea for shoes.

Last Minute Jane said...

I really like how you made the new pine look old. It looks great.

Her Majesty, the Queen said...

LOVE IT

Skeeter said...

That is AWESOME!!!!