Friday, May 16, 2014

A Crate+A Luggage Rack

Happy Weekend!  I am in need of a good weekend--time to work, time to rest, time with the family.  Originally I had hoped we would hit the open road and take off in the camper for quieter pastures--maybe Yellowstone or just a favorite camping spot 30 miles from home.  But, rain is predicted for most of the weekend, and dear daughter has a volleyball function Sunday afternoon, and hubby is working a track meet tonight.  Oh well, a weekend at home is good too and I will make sure we at least have a backyard fire to roast marshmallows (because let's face it, roasted marshmallows are definitely one of the best parts of camping!).

I started the work part early today, painting and creating a "crate table" in the sunshine before a good downpour occured (and occur it did).  
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html

I found this luggage rack at the thrift store last week and this NOT old crate at a garage sale last summer.  I thought about creating a table from the luggage rack, but then I saw the crate and came up with this fun idea. 
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
I attached the crate to the luggage rack with screws through the bottom of the crate.  I then painted it a light celery green that I did add a little unsanded grout to in order to create a "chalk paint" so that the paint would stick better to the somewhat glossy rack.  
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
Next, I painted a turquoise color 
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
and finished with a color I mixed up that I like to call Seaside Blue.
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
I gave it a light sanding, added handles,
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
and sprayed the whole thing with this (and no, I am NOT getting anything from Minwax for sharing their product--it really is just the best thing for outdoor pieces).
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
I added a chalkboard to the front.  This little "plaque" was a candle sconce--I removed the candle holder part.  I attached it with screws from the inside of the crate.  To make the writing more permanent, as in it doesn't come off when you rub up against it, use a chalk marker--it will still come off with a little elbow grease.
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
The crate table works great for flowers or herbs. I would put plastic pots down in it with saucers rather than planting directly in it.
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
How about using it in the bathroom 
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
for towels and TP?
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
Or in a baby's room 
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
for blankets and stuffed animals.
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
Lots of different ways to incorporate this versatile piece in any home!
luggage rack and crate upcycled and repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
Oh, I have a fun week ahead planned for you all.  Well, I think it is fun, I hope you do too!
5 projects and tutorials in one week http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-cratea-luggage-rack.html
Starting on Monday, I will be sharing 5 new projects with tutorials in one week!  I previously did this in my earlier blogging days and decided it was time to do it again!  I hope you will tune in every day for some fun new ideas and a giveaway at the end.

Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors and A Little Clarification and at Natasha In Oz and at Knick of Time Interiors

14 comments:

  1. Becky
    What a lovely transformation! I love the blue and how gorgeous it turned out. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs'Kate'

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  2. I love it! I'd have it in my home anyday!

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  3. I love the colour you chose for this project. It is so fresh and perfect for all seasons.

    I would be thrilled if you could share this post at my weekly Say G’day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a brilliant addition.

    Best wishes for a great weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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  4. It turned out very pretty, Becky. I love the color.

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  5. Love it Becky... and so many great uses!

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  6. Love this!!! What an excellent idea!

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  7. What a creative project--love all the uses and its so darn cute at the same time!

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  8. Really liked this idea - very cute!

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  9. I have an old folding camp stool, an apple box and free time this afternoon. Thank you for the idea.

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  10. I totally love this! Another repurposed touchdown for you Becky. You are amazingly creative. I scored a sofa table off if Craigslist for $15 & I'm gonna repurpose it into a bench. Got the idea from your blog, one of my top 10 favorite blogs. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. So darn cute! I love each way you showed it. I have a rack, but the crate I have is quite a bit smaller. Maybe a drawer? Thanks for the cool idea, Becky!

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  12. I love it, and especially how many great ways there are to use it, Becky! I'm featuring you on my FB page today - https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!