Bon Jour Mes Amis!
Are you attracted to vintage wood crates like I am? Well, I'd been looking for one to redo for some time, and finally found one! Well, I have to give my hubby credit for finding it actually, while we were out thrifting together recently.
I didn't get any before shots of this vintage wood fruit crate. Let's just say that it was in need of some love!
Or should I say "amour", as I gave this puppy a makeover with a French accent!
After giving the crate a good cleaning, I began by painting it with a beautiful light blue chalk paint. I intentionally left some of the wood showing thru here and there, to add to the time worn charm.
A bit of distressing gave it even more of a rustic feel. I then stenciled both front and back with this lovely
"Marche Aux Fleurs", or "Market of Flowers".
And to each end I added the word "fleurs".
I am so happy with the way it turned out. I had alot of fun during the little photo shoot, as I placed this beauty in my Etsy shop if you care to look.
Wouldn't it be beautiful filled with pots of lavender?
That is one of the reasons I love crates. Not only are they good looking, but can be used in so many ways, all thru out the house. Fill with books and magazines, or maybe place on the kitchen counter with wine glasses and a wine bottle. Or used in the bathroom to attractively store towels or toiletries.
So there you have it, my vintage fruit crate turned French flower market crate!
Thanks for stopping by today!