I sorta kept putting off the project since I knew it would be a bit of a time investment for me. I'm not the most experience carpenter and the process usually involves a lot of frustration, learning, and calls to my dad. So... when I stumbled onto this little gem I had a lightbulb moment. The crate had the look that would work with our beach cottage/boat house feel master bath.
|Yep, spider webs and lots of dust!|
|Once I got it home I realized one corner was damaged. |
A little Gorilla Glue, wood putty, and joint compound fixed
it right up. Sanding and paint.. you'd never know!
|I used a sampler of returned paint I picked up from the HD|
for .50 cents.
|Here she is cleaned up with a coat of gray.|
|And now for a top coat of white. The idea is that I will|
sand it down so that I can see the gray through the white.
|I drew on my letters. The first night we met hubby and I were at|
this lake. Yes... we were high school sweethearts and this was the
cool place to hang out!
|Here's the letters all painted. Yep, you guessed it 112090 is|
the date we my sweets and I met. We're a little sappy... you'll
just have to deal with it!
|And here it is after I sanded it down.|
|And here it is attached under my window by the jacuzzi.|
|Amazing what a bit of paint can do!|
I love it now and am so happy I found something that not only was cheaper than buying my own supplies to build a shelf... but it saved me loads of time as well! Total cost for this project:
gray paint- $.50
white paint- already owned
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