Thursday, November 26, 2015

Repurposing a Crate

Finished  signs on cedar wall (sunshine, thank you)

Loved this Stanley Park Rope Handled Beer Crate.

LOVED it.  

It had and I didn't notice a CRACK on one end.

Got DH to take the crate apart and repair the crack.

Thank you.

He pulled out a great many very long staples. 

Made a pile of very nice boards

Three sign boards to play with.

On one board I tried a bit of CeCe Vintage White as a wash followed by clear wax and then CeCe Antique Wax. 

The next two had CeCe Antique Wax only. 

DH added Eyelet Hangers on the back of each sign (wire added by me) and the towel holders.

Rope handles on the end pieces?

DH immediately said - "Towel Holders for Guys" and made it happen.

One board was repaired (cracked). 
Boards were waxed and a D Hook  was screwed into the back. 
Weighted the ropes to change their direction. When I was waxing them I noticed DH used screws to hold the ropes 'down'. Good idea.

Signs. Towel Holders.


  1. I love what you did with your box . . . you are so creative.
    Great Job of thinking outside the box, LOL.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Connie :)

  2. The crate was fantastic....but, you sure did wonders with the pieces. Those towel holders are super cute and I like the washed & waxed effect you used on the one panel. Best ~ Mickie

  3. LOVE! My dear Joy, you continually amaze me with your cleverness :)

    I hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving. Hugs!

  4. Hi! Stopping by to thank you for linking up with my No Rules Weekend Blog Party! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

    I love reclaimed wood signs and think the towel holders are my favorite :)

  5. They turned out great!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  6. It is so hard to find that kind of box here in Vegas. I did manage to get one once from a liquor store, but overtime I go back, they are gone. I think this is a awesome idea.

  7. These look really great. The towel holder is my favourite!

  8. How cute! Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  9. Love them used as towel holders Joy! We had to tea apart one end of an old laundry table to get it into my craft room. It had a ton of nails like that and hubby said they were hard to get out. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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