Had to show the after!
Last week we had a brief cold spell and a fire would have been nice, but I could not get to the fireplace.
Chucks offered to chop the crates to burn.
Bad, bad Chucks!
Here are the before photos of the two of them. Just rough plywood, but sturdy and the potential for greatness was there. Of course, only I could see that. Chucks just saw two things blocking the fireplace.
This one was basically a big box. I saw a nifty rolling wood box!
I saw a tool or craft supply cabinet here. Rolling, of course!
I mixed a watery concoction of blue and green paint to make a wash that would soak right into the wood. (I used one to one proportion - water to paint.)
First I sanded each.
Then I slopped on the watery mixture and the result was this beautiful turquoise.
Next came a good waxing with Howard's Citra Shield in golden oak.
I am loving this color!
Waxed and ready for -
Now those of you who read regularly know that usually I steal the casters off pieces to add to my ever-growing collection, but this time I am adding casters to both these crates.
I want them -
ROLLIN', ROLLIN', ROLLIN' !
The wood box needed the casters on the bottom, but I stood the other crate on its end and screwed the casters on its short side to make a standing cabinet.
There was no way to add tassels or tags here - these were working pieces. No frills or even transfer images for them. No stencils either.
So I went to my craft stash and pulled out these small iron stars.
I screwed one on each side of the wood box.
Woody proudly showing off his new paint job and his stars. He is ready to hold logs by the fireplace.
Turk stands on his own four casters. He will make a great storage spot for found treasures or craft stuff or even tools.
Turk shows off all the room he has.
And now the two are -
ROLLIN', ROLLIN', ROLLIN'
off to Riverfront Antique Mall.
I plan to display lots of Christmas-y goodies in and on them.
Woody will hold all those feather pillows I have been busy beating to death! Read about that stack of musty feather pillows here.
Now where is that wood? Let's start a fire. What!?! It's seventy degrees outside!?! Oh, well, if we really need a fire we can turn on the air conditioner and build one :>D