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Refinished Wine Crate

The new coffee table I showed you last week allowed for some great storage options. I have several of these wine crates around the house (mostly in closets filled with randoms). I am pretty fortunate to get these from my brother, the wine salesman. 

I started with just the plain box. They're a little rough, so I sanded this one down (I worked on this when I did the table, hence the background drama).

I gave it a coat of the silver paint that was leftover from this project (I didn't want to spend any money on this one).

I used the same staining method from the coffee table tutorial.

What was interesting was that when I wiped off the stain, some of the paint came off, too. I was actually okay with this. I kind of like that weathered look. It also allowed the lettering to come through nicely.


And this is how it works for us in the coffee table. 
Bada Bing, Bada Boom.
Nothin' to it, I tell ya.
And the cost....nothin'! I had everything on hand! 
; )

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  1. That looks so good. Way to be creative!!

  2. I love crates. It looks so great. Thanks for linking to Home Decor and Organizing Linky Party.

  3. Very nice wine crate storage idea! I'm going to follow suit on this. I like the fact that your able to get the laptop off the floor/sofa. I also like how you got the wine crate stain to match the coffee table. That's more of an art than a science..