Thursday, October 7, 2010

Stenciled Wood Crate From Goodwill

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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!  :)


Wine Crate Oct. 10 002     Wine Crate Oct. 10 006

BEFORE                 AFTER                                                                   

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.  

  Wine Crate 002

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.

Wine Crate 005

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

Wine Crate 011

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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Susan said...

Oh Lisa I love that!!! Wooden trays are so handy and when you make it that cute, it is just awesome! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and love how you transformed it.

sissie said...

That tray turned out so cute! I cannot pass up trays because I love to transform them.

Great find.


Anonymous said...

Those strawberries had to go. Love the new look of the tray!


Jennifer said...

The after!!! Goodwill!!!! You've got it goin' on girl! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Three Points Vintage said...

oh my, that is precious! I gave a crate to goodwill last month, now I'm kicking myself!!!!!

Allyson said...

Oh Lisa...How I LOVE your Goodwill finds. Sometimes I feel so uninspired to upcycle something or I think "it could be cool...I just don't know how to make it so..." and then I see what you do with sandpaper and stencils and think "that's freaking genius and crazy cute." I'm slightly glad Neal is playing soldier and I've had a minute to sit down and catch up on everything! ;)