I posted last week about a recent treasure hunting venture and the purchase of this wonderful crate.
I've been trying to decide how to use it so that it's beauty can be displayed. I love the patina of the wood, the logo on the side of the crate and the overall rustic condition.
It had to have a spot where it could be seen and not tucked away under a table holding magazines or books. After pulling items from the kitchen for the restyle of the coffee table, the counter was left forlorn and bereft. An exaggeration, I know, but it just looked sad with tatters of decorations scattered about. I searched the floor (where most of the stuff had landed) and there was the crate. He was screaming, "pick me, pick me". So I did.
I went through a few other things, made a few changes and now he proudly and beautifully sits on the kitchen island counter.
This is what the area looked like before. Boring and uninspiring.
I wasn't crazy about it, but needed something on this end of the counter. I had used this stand for a book club party I hosted in January. I've been ignoring it until I could decide how I wanted to restyle this area AND because decorating with black countertops baffles me. Because they are so dark, it is difficult for me to find the right balance of color. Now it's a done deal and I just love it!
The crate is gorgeous! I love the rustic look of the crate paired with the silverware and white napkins.
My tulips are fading fast, sort of looking like Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors, but they will be replaced today with some beautiful pink ones.
Or maybe white ones. These are sort of looking white because their lavender color has faded away.
Or maybe I will just decide on a color when I get to the store. :-)
And see those little bottles the silverware is sitting in?
I made those! YEP, you heard that right. I MADE them! Well, not actually the glass part, but the coloring on the glass. I did that. Not an epic craft failure this time! I'm so glad they turned out like I envisioned them. My poor bruised ego, or eyesight, could not take another failed craft project.
I will show those little beauties off in my next post!