Need Some Wood?

Friday, February 25, 2011

 Well I've got plenty of wood  but not enough storage. I found this great box at the goodwill that seemed perfect for the job. I think it was one of those trunks with a lid,well the lid was missing and it was a little banged up but for 4.00 dollars it fit the bill. Since it has to be in my living room I wanted it to compliment the room. It's a box to hold wood so I decided to keep it simple. Here's what I started with:

Plain plywood water stained box

I painted it and distressed it with a glaze and a combination of black  white and gray paint. I grunged it up real good. In my head I was picturing a really old shipping box. However I didn't want to spend an eternity on the process. After I distressed it I printed a graphic from  Olive Rue. I burned the edges to make it look old and weathered and decoupaged it to the box using modge podge. This is the after:

nothing complicated but it fits the space

 Here's the before again:

 I decided to add the shipping tag to fit  the story in my head about the box being an old shipping crate. Its a small project but it looks so much nicer holding wood than the brass wood holder that we had, and it also holds more wood so that we don't have over flow bundles on the floor...that drove me nuts. I think its kinda cute for four bucks and a little paper and paint. What do you think...kind words please LOL.
I'm linking up with Donna at  Funky Junk Interiors  for the SNS linky party.


  1. I love projects with crates. This is the most original one I have seen. Good work!

  2. Love it Karen! The burnt edges were a great idea! You really did a nice job and I agree very original!!!

  3. It's beautiful Karen!!
    Very Creative!

  4. this turned out so cute love it.

  5. Four dollars is such a good deal, great job! The tag is a nice touch. :)

  6. Very clever and fun! It has lots of personality now! I love that you created a story for it :-} ~ osc

  7. How pretty! The finish is unusual which makes it so unique. Love the tag!


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  9. i love it, what a great idea! us decor chics don't like anything laying about that isn't pretty and functional in our cottages!

  10. I love this idea! I have a "real" fireplace and need something just like this to store wood. It would be nice to catch some of the extra debree vs. an iron basket. Love the printed graphic too... I'll have to check out that site where you got it. Great job! Thanks for sharing :)


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