Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Old Crate and Candle Wall Sconce


I found many great items at yard sales on Saturday, but this vintage crate is my favorite!  I found it at the last yard sale of the day and it was only $2.  The man I bought it from said that his family told him to just throw it away, but he thought someone would want it.  Well, I am glad he saved it and glad I found it!

There are so many uses for these lovely, old crates. I think I will use this one under my coffee table to hold some books and magazines. Click here to see the other large crate that I made into a side table.


The really unique thing about this old crate is that it folds up!


I love the weathered wood, rusty hinges and worn, stamped lettering.



 I also found this vintage, brass wall sconce with a French bow on top.


I primered it first and then painted it at the same time as the chalkboard frames.  I painted it aqua, applied a glaze, and finished it with my favorite accent, Gold Rub 'N Buff.


I love painting old, brass candle holders and lamps because it changes the look so much.



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15 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Love the old crate and the candle holder turned out adorable ~ wonderful finds ;-)

Deborah said...

Love the crate!! So beautiful and so useful!
Ill have to come along with you sometime Amanda! :)
Cute wall sconce too!
Have a great day hun!

Deborah xoxo

Sandy said...

Hi Amanda.... Looks like you've been making some great "finds" saleing. Question: What kind of paint do you use on your metal items? And what color is the aqua? Do you paint, glaze and then do the gold? Have a great weekend... xoso Sandy

Brittany said...

love them both, such great finds!!

MiniBinoy said...

amanda i luv that adorable candle holder ..i too am a fan of weathered wood!nice crate!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Oh that's a fantastic looking crate! I like the sconce too...

Heaven's Walk said...

A folding crate?? How cool is that???! :) Beautiful job on the sconce, too, Amanda! Pretty!

xoxo laurie

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

Love them both! I really need to get some of the rub n' buff!

Tiff said...

That crate is gorgeous! What an amazing find! The sconce is beautiful too! Happy Easter! X

Emily said...

The crate is awesome! So is the candle holder! So are YOU!! :)

Jenni said...

Oh, that crate is amazing! And I love how you transformed the candle sconce~ it looks lovely!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! :)

Blessings,
Jenni

Diann said...

Love how the sconce came out. The color is so pretty!

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