I found this crate at a resale shop last summer. The top and bottom of the crate was in bad shape, but there was something wonderful about its shabbiness. I've found that you either love that shabbiness or don't understand it. There's no in-between!
But this had potential! Shabby cuteness! I know, cover the top with sheet music! I learned a few tricks when I did the sheet music dresser.
I thought about putting casters on the bottom, but at $8 each, I decided there had to be a better idea.
There was! Found these cute little legs at Lowe's for less than $2 each!
So I gave them a coat of ASCP Old White, and finished them off with a coat of clear wax and dark wax.
Now if you've never put legs on something before, it's really pretty ease. When you buy your legs, buy these brackets, too. They're less than $2 and you just screw them onto the bottom of your project.
The legs already have screws embedded and you just screw them into the bracket.
So what did I end up with? How 'bout a side table!
That ugly crate cleaned up kinda' nice, huh?
Stay tuned this week for the how-to on the map lamp shade!
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