Sitting Pretty on a Milk Crate

Over at Finding Home, Laura has had this vintage galvanized milk crate sitting in her garage for a long time.  She recently decided that it could be better used as a seat or stool in her kitchen.


To repurpose this crate, Laura started by having her husband cut a piece of wood to serve as a seat.  It attached easily to the top of the crate with screws.  Some additional wood fixed to the bottom of the crate provided a means of attaching caster wheels.  Laura added some typography to the wooden seat with paint, then rubbed wax over it to really bring out an aged patina in the wood.  It looks amazing!


Click over to Finding Home to get all the details on this seat from a milk crate.

Typography Dresser Makeover

Diane of In My Own Style had a dresser in her guest bedroom that had seen better days.  When she came across a roll of wrapping paper featuring vintage-style typography, it inspired Diane to give her old dresser a complete makeover.

Given a fresh coat of paint and topped with typography, the dresser was completely transformed.  The whole look is charming, but I think the new handles are my favorite part.  You just have to go look at how Diane gave the old handles a completely new look–it’s unbelievable.

You can view a tutorial for refinishing a dresser like this at In My Own Style.


Reclaimed Wood Wall Letters

When Sausha from Sweet Pickins needed some eye catching décor for a diagonal wall in her kitchen she turned to her stash of reclaimed lumber that she got for free from a neighbor. It was old, weathered, and perfect for the task at hand!

reclaimed wood

Sausha cut up one of her planks to create her own rustic wall letters that certainly make a statement. These are some of the coolest wall letters I have seen, and Shauna’s entire kitchen space is totally drool-worthy!

reclaimed wood wall letters

Get the tutorial at Sweet Pickins.

Shabby Chic Dresser

Tami from Curb Alert is a girl who loves a good find, or, in this case, free hand-me-down. She had received this dresser from her grandmother years before and given it a crackle effect. Over the years it had served as a dresser for all her kids before ending up back in Tami’s closet.

Crackle Dresser

Tami wanted to make a small change to glam up the dresser a bit. She printed out some wording, applied it to the drawers fronts with Mod Podge, and ooh la la! The perfect storage spot for Tami’s clothes and unmentionables. {Wink, wink} Isn’t it funny how words sound so much prettier in other languages?

Refabbed Dresser

Read more at Curb Alert.