I love diy's and makeovers, but I also like projects with FAST results. In other words, projects that take weeks and hundreds of steps and materials are not my "thing"!
Not sure where I first saw vintage crates used for planters…maybe a high-end antique shop or Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs, but I decided I could MAKE one for a lot less than purchasing one from a high-end retailer.
So here's my "mini makeover"…
First, go to a local wine shop and ask if they have any wooden crates…I had to go to a few shops to find actual wooden crates- my grocery store and liquor stores didn't have any, but I tracked some down at a nicer wine shop in the area. I paid $4 each, but maybe you can get them for free!?
I think the wood tone is too light and yellow-y so I wanted to darken mine.
Next, wipe on your favorite stain…I went with Minwax Walnut for a rich, dark brown. (I am sure if you are more of a perfectionist you could sand them and prep them, but I just painted it on and wiped off the excess quickly).
That's it! Presto! "Antiquey-vintagy" looking wooden wine crates! Now for the fun part…filling them with fabulous fall foilage…
I love the way they turned out…I plan on adding wrought iron handles to the sides. I can't wait to use them all over the house!