Dan and I are excitedly preparing bits and bobs for our house, which at the moment lives only in our imagination but will hopefully be a reality in the not-too-distant-future. We bought a number of crates for £5 from a local second hand furniture store,and they are just charming. They vary from 1960 – 1970 and are, I’m told,potato crates used for sprouting. We decided we wanted both a spice rack and a jar rack to mount on our idea of a rustic kitchen. Here’s what we did.
For the finish, we’d originally envisaged wax, but the cheapest tins were absolutely massive and we were looking at £30+. Unable to scrounge off any lovely family or friends, we settled on oil instead, and it actually gave a really beautiful finish – bottle pictured below.
AAnd here, fulfilling their job description! We wanted a couple of pieces that would be talking points in our new home-to-be and I’m really pleased with the finished product. I love the idea of mixing old with new, and not allowing people to know just what you spent, by mixing the expensive with the upcycled! Have you tried your hand at upcycling?