Saturday, March 26, 2011

Wine For The Weekend

I found a cute little crate with a Napa Valley vineyard stamp imprinted on the side at the thrift store for $0.75.  My thesis for our kitchen is evolving into a vineyard  "theme"... even though I'm not really a wine connoisseur.  I don't know what it is about those little grapes that has grabbed my attention.... but I like it!

Anyway, I've seen some crates out there... where bloggers have made their own out of paint sticks, etc.  But I'm not sure I have the patience for that.  So when I saw this at the thrift store for $0.75 I didn't hesitate to pick it up. 

This had a small imperfection that was easily mended with a pair of pliers and hammer.

I guess someone gave it up because they couldn't take 2 seconds and fix it!

I took a little stain and slapped some on there.  I started with Minwax Antique Walnut.  Once that was dry I applied a bit of Minwax Mahogany in random spots. 

Once it completely dried I screwed in some little handles I found at Hobby Lobby for $1.50 each.  I thought it would be super cute as a portable wine crate.

Here's how it turned out:

Time for a glass!  Hope you all have a great weekend.

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  2. I love it!!! I wanna find one of those now :)

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  4. Great facelift for your wine crate. Good Job!

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  7. Hi Jennifer,

    I love this project! It looks great on your counter and would also make a great gift!

    (sorry, I messed up on my comment above, so deleted it) :)

    Have a great night.

  8. hiya again , great tramsformation x tfs

  9. Love it ... the stain and the handles look fabulous. Great job! *Becca*

  10. Such a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Love your blog. Found you at the Newbie party.

  11. I love this (and I love wine, too!!) and it is a great theme for a kitchen!
    Stop over for a chance to win some vintage linens

  12. So clever and cute!! Love this idea.

  13. love it, turned out great! thanks for linking this to my party!

  14. What a great find, and your touches are wonderful!

  15. Mmm, looks delicious, oh the crate looks good too! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.