Monday, June 11, 2012

DIY Wine Crate Makeover

I'm sure you've seen the old Wine Crates floating around blog land. There are so many wonderful projects to do with them. Well, I decided that I wanted to do something simple. I have 4 of them but didn't want to make any kind of furniture since I really don't need any more in my home. If you seen my home you would certainly agree with me. :0)
So I decided that I would make a simple crate to go onto a table. Maybe to hold a plant, or maybe to put in the bathroom for a towel holder or I might even place it on the living room table just to hold DIY magazines. Who knows~I'm sure I'll find the perfect spot for it.

Wine Crate DIY

You can pick these up for cheap and sometimes free. I got mine free, you can't beat free now can you?

I took the paper label off the end, sanded the crate down with 240 grit sandpaper. I didn't want to stain the wood as I like the color that it is, so I used Minwax Sanding Sealer. 

Minwax Sanding Sealer

Sanding Sealer will darken the wood just a tad. Then I let it dry for a couple of hours then lightly rub it with 000 steel wool. What you are doing is knocking down the fine little wood fibers the will raise up. (Be sure to blow and wipe down your project very good before you use the Sanding Sealer, then again after you've used to steel wool). After that, I put another coat of Sanding Sealer on, let dry again for a couple of hours then rubbed with the 000 steel wool again. It makes the wood super smooth. I used this technique on the oak kitchen cabinet in our kitchen years ago and it really looks nice. The more times use do the technique, the smoother and shinier your wood will become.
Lastly, I added handles for it that I purchased at Lowe's.


Fairly simple and inexpensive project to do. I really like how it turned out. What do you think?? 

From the Heart,
Jana

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9 comments:

  1. I think it's really pretty, and so useful for many many things. I love the addition of the handles, too, they really finish the piece!

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  2. Great idea and very useful. Thanks so much for sharing with the newbie party.

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  3. What a fantastic idea! I love how beautiful and simple it is. Megan

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  4. What a great project. I'm going to go looking for some wine crates. Thanks for the inspiration. I found you through Debbiedoo's. I'm your newest follower and a fellow newbie. Hope you come check me out sometime.

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  5. I love wine crates this came out great. Found you through Wow Us Wednesday.

    Cynthia

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  6. I think it came out wonderful! The best thing about crates is you can place them anywhere in your house :)

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  7. This came out awesome! Love anytype of crate! Found you from a blog hop and am now a follower!

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  8. Just found your site and love this idea. Very Creative! I'm a New Follower.

    Jody

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  9. What a great idea. This looks amazing. You have a lovely blog. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Have a great day. Anu

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