Making the old and unused, NEW again!
My hubby works at a place where large things are frequently shipped to them in these large shipping crates. This one happened to be in pretty good condition so my hubby snatched it up bringing it hope for me to do something with. It had so much potential! It was very sturdy and all wood. After sitting in our garage for a few months, I finally tackled the project. Not having a coffee table in our living room, and being too frugle to buy a cheaply made one at the store, I decided to make this into a coffee table/chest. I did lots of sanding, filling of wholes with wood puddy, more sanding, priming and then I added wood trim (that just happened to be in our house) to the bottom. I cut the angles (mitered edges?) on the trim all by myself with a miter box and saw. Then I did the decorative painting using interior green and cream paint that was in the garage and acrylic craft paint for the detailed flower edging. After all that, I did a crackle finish which I antiqued with brown glaze (had in the craft room). Finally gave it a few coats of varnish and here it is. Oh, I added hinges and closing clasp thingy’s. It’s so perfect for drinks and snacks and kicking your feet up after a long day!
The total cost for this was only about $8 for the hinges and clasps. How’s that for frugal!