I have had a real dry spell at the Goodwill over the last few months but finally found something worthwhile that I had fun transforming today. I took a homely little wood crate that I only paid $2.99 for and I added some of my “magical” number stencils and voila! :)
Here is the crate as I found it in the photo above. I took some sand paper to it and a little bit of elbow grease and removed the strawberries so that I could use my number stencils on it.
I stenciled the word “MAISON” which means “HOUSE” or “HOME” in French along with our last name on the slats in the center of the tray.
Then I stenciled the number 31164 on the sides which is the house address of the first place we lived in after we were first married.
I just love it. In the summertime I’ll be using it to serve food and drink when we are out on our deck and in the winter time I plan to keep it in the dining room and I think I will keep some wine bottles and some of the Pellegrino bottles in it. The apples might get a bit moldy. :)
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