Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Confessions of a Serial DIYer
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DIY Reclaimed Wood Crate


I was on the hunt to find something to add to my entry way table to add a little touch of Fall. I can usually find something, but then I remembered I had our Tool Girl Crew challenge coming up where we had to build something with wood that had a Fall theme. Perfect! I decided to build something!
I headed out to the garage and came up with these pieces: an old fence picket and a piece of wood I scored off of someone's curb, and a chair spindle...
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
With those treasures, I made this:
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I call it a crate because of the bottom, it reminds me of a crate:
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Here's how it came together:
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I used spray paint, then antiqued them by rubbing on some stain with a cloth and quickly removing it. I left the bottom as is after sanding, but did go back and add a little stain to the parts you could see on the outside.
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
The pumpkins were originally orange, but a little spray paint therapy took care of them too. I like to give them a spritz of stone paint for a little texture.
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I like to give them a spritz of stone paint for a little texture.
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
The chair spindle made the perfect handle, don't you think?
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
I love the neutrals for Fall...
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
But as you can see, I made a green one too!
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
diy reclaimed wood crate, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Hope you enjoyed this fun project that could easily be used any time of year! See more details, and what projects the rest of my Tool Girl Crew came up with for our challenge here:

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