"Faites que le reve devore votre vie afin que la vie ne devore pas votre reve"
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Sunday, September 16, 2012

making more crates

After making my first crate and enjoying the storage space,
I realized we needed more.
We have a small pantry, with no space for drinks.
And with the kids packing their lunch everyday,
there are a lot of milk boxes and juice pouches.
Even Mon Cheri adds to the volume with his V8.



So what's a crafter to do but built some more?


The smaller crate is the same size as my first one, I used this image from the Graphics Fairy-DIY.
I ironed the picture printed on contact paper with laser printer like on my tutorial
It is extremely fast, about 1-2 minutes on a flat surface!

For the bigger crate I kept the same depth, but made it wider.
Once again I ironed a cool pic from the Graphics Fairy-DIY.

Here is a detail of the pictures,
the transfers are pretty good, not perfect, but it gives them an antique look.


Since there is no drying time with this technique,
I stained the crates right away with early american



And here there are in "action!"
That's what I call major improvement!
It is pretty, less messy and the puppy chews way less cardboard!
Now I really need to address the top of this cart, 
we use the top for all the school papers and homework,
pencils and other random things that arrive from school or mail....
must find a way to fix this "area"...
luckily I have some scraps of wood,
I am sure I will think of something!


Happy day!

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9 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

Your crates are gorgeous! Now that's how to dress up some V8 LOL! Coming over from the Graphics Fairy and your newest follower!

Jeanine

Lorraine Dunnington said...

Beautiful!

Fleur4Her said...

I love them! Great job!! http://apalaceinwonderland.blogspot.com/

Fleur4Her said...

I love them! Great job!! http://apalaceinwonderland.blogspot.com/

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Your vintage transfer crates came out beautifully, Morgane--now I want to try this! I could see this technique used for boxes on bookcases, too.

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

Thank you for all your kind comments!
These crates are so practical, they totally change the look of the kitchen.

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Those crates are GORGEOUS! I just love them; they're so pretty and totally functional. Thanks so much for sharing this at The CSI Project!

Natalie said...

Love these!!!! Really well done!

Tammigirl said...

Genius! Why am I waiting to find crates and hope they are the size I want??? I can make my own with materials I already have!

You've inspired me today, thank you.

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