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Everyone Uses Vintage Milk Crates for Storage, Except for Me!

I have a secret place where I go to find "treasures". It's my basement! And this is what I found there a year ago... actually, I found three of them. Yes, they are vintage milk crates. Everyone uses them for storage, but they have so many partitions in the center that it didn't even cross my mind.
I used one to create a stool for the backyard/balcony. Then I took the two bigger ones and repurposed them into a table.
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $7 Difficulty: Easy
I had originally spray painted the crates, while letting some of the rust peak through in the center for a "rusty" effect.
As you can see above the two stools were put together using twine . I just love this look of the twine, it gives it a relaxed, summery feel. And, if you have followed me in the past you may know that I have a slight obsession with twine. Hence, I've renamed myself "the twine lady".
I also cut a piece of plywood made holes in it and threaded it through the top. And I had a table.!
... silly me!
I left the table outdoors and the top which is plywood, was much worst after a winter outdoors. I decided to upcycle it using paint.
Now it looks fresh and new, and it's ready for the summer. It also gives off a very beachy vibe. What do you think of my repurposed vintage milk crates? Was my project worth bucking the trend and not making it for storage?
Drop on by to my blog by clicking the link below to get the details, and let me know if this is something you would ever do?

Materials used for this project:

  • Paint
  • Twine
  • Plywood
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To see more: http://www.theboondocksblog.com/home/upcycling-the-milk-crate-table

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