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 ub 'N Buff.
I love painting old, brass candle holders and lamps because it changes the look so much.
This post is linked to: