Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mini crate makeover

I found this cute little crate at the Goodwill and while it is not from France I still thought
it would be cute fixed up. It started out a grayish/ blue color and it just didn't do anything
for me so I gave it a light gray/white paint makeover and then rubber stamped it with a script
design. I do like it much better this way. :)

I grabbed a handful of lilacs yesterday and brought them inside to showcase the mini crate.

This little crate can be such a versatile piece. It can be used for flowers or you can put glassware in
it, drinks, silverware etc. The sky is the limit. { I was too lazy to put any actual food or drink in today}

I found six of these glass pieces at the Goodwill the last time I was there. They are marked
 Ikea and made in Italy on the bottom. I paid 55 cents each so I think I got a bargain. :)



I so want some white lilacs and we did plant a bush about two or three years ago, but so
far no flowers. This year it looks like it MIGHT have one flower on it. I sure hope
 it flowers more next year.



I hope you enjoyed my lilacs today. Can't you just smell them? I went out on the back porch
this morning and was hit with their fragrance as soon as I opened the door. Scrumptious!!

Linking up with White Wednesday over at Faded Charm today.

17 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The lilacs are beautiful. I love how they look in the white crate and the makeover you gave it.
Very pretty.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I love what you've done with the crate! And your photos are just so gorgeous!

Pleuntje said...

very lovely with the flowers and what a great idea to use the stamps. Google for IKEA, its avery nice Swedish shop we also have a few shops in the Netherlands, people love the shop very much. Love Petra

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That crate looks so cute--love the lilacs in it. You are inspiring me to copy you:) I'm sure I have a crate somewhere in the garage:)

Faded Charm said...

I love how your crate turned out and your lilacs are so beautiful lying in it. Mine are still little buds and I can't wait for them to get bigger. I, too wish I had a white bush, but I did notice my wisteria had some blooms....yeah!!! I've only had it for 6 years now. I'm still very excited:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy WW Sandi!
LOVE lilacs...sure sign of spring for me! Off to pin!

BECKY said...

So lovely Sandi! Love what you did with the crate. I bought a couple on clearance at HobLob and haven't had a chance to make them over yet. After this next wedding, I will get my free time back, and can do some of the stuff that has been put aside for now!!
Have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Becky

Lady Pamela said...

Beautiful. I love it! You sure have a good creative eye. Send me your glasses for a week or so - lol.

Bente said...

I love how you made it. Beautiful.

Hugs

Susan said...

Glad to see you're feeling better, Sandi. I love what you've done with this crate, and those glasses were a steal!
The lilacs look terrific - I hope ours bloom soon.

Irene said...

Your so clever with your stamps. I love it. And your lilacs are so early. Wow. Glad to hear you're up and enjoying your flowers.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a cute transformation, Sandi! I lovvvve seeing the lilacs in it! Too bad they don't last longer, huh? You are so creative, girlie! :)

xoxo laurie

June said...

Sandi,your photos are amazing!!!!! I love what you did to that darling tray. It look so cool holding the beautiful lilacs. And yes, I do think I can smell them clear over here.
sending hugs...

Susie said...

Sandi, Lilacs were my mom's favorite...I can smell them and they make me think of her. I brought some starts from those old lilac bushes of mommy's out here. Sandi, I can almost see smoke coming out your ears from all the ideas you get:):) I love that little crate so much. I have one that I might just fix up. xoxo, Susie

Marydon said...

Catching up! I am so sorry I didn't realize you were in the hospital!!! I am ashamed of myself for missing your note. I do hope you are doing better. I've had blood clots from IVs & they are not fun but I pray you'll be ok.

The Easter egg hunt with the wee ones is darling ... so beautiful your kid-lings Sandi.

Now where can we all purchase this bread? That looks scrump-dill-y-ishous!!
I'd get out of bed earlier for that greeting me.

I will try to call you next week. My sister I hadn't seen in 45+ yrs. is here this week. So far, good.

Hugs & get well prayers my precious friend.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Love ya!
Marydon

Amanda Kaake said...

These are my all time favorite flowers and i'ts because you always had the most beautiful bush! Brings back many wonderful memories.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh I love this Sandi, that crate is perfect and the lilacs are amazing!!!