Sunday, August 14, 2011

Old Crate + Old Casters = New Table

Yippee for another great yard sale find...this delightful old crate...


Rope handles...


Worn letters on the front.... (5 B J 5 ......any ideas?)


The best part?  Only $6!

My hubby added some casters he had found, and turned the crate into a cute little table on wheels!


So, this space that needed a table earlier this summer....


now has one!  (And I'm loving that it can be moved super easily for when I get the urge to rearrange!)


Gotta love old stuff that can be turned into something new!


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38 comments:

The Farmers said...

what a steal! happy you found it.

Natalie said...

That's great! I almost hit the yard sales yesterday but was too busy with some cake orders! : ( But guess what?? I had to run to the dentist the other day from a different part of town and drove right past your house! I saw your swing out front and just knew I had finally figured out where you live!

Michelle Paige said...

What a great find! I love the wheels added onto it! Garage sales are the best!

Debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Angie, I love it! I wish I could find one and for that price!
Debbie

Susie said...

What a great Idea! I like that little sun porch of yours. That's always been on my wish list. Lucky girl :)

Annie said...

Dang, that makes me want to go garage saling, but I never find anything that cool! What an awesome find!

Ellie said...

Cute! Love the price too!

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Wow! What a fabulous piece for a FABULOUS price. Great find!

I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

I look forward to blogging with you!

Meri @ twofive365 said...

I am so sad I haven't been able to yard sale at all this summer! Darn! I love it, especially as a table--very cute! :)

Stacey said...

THat is really cool! What a great price - I totally would have snagged it! Love the transformation!
STacey of Embracing Change

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Love it!! Thanks so much for linking!

The Old Block House said...

So cute!! I have an ammo box for cannons that would be perfect for this. Thank you bunches!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Angie, great idea using an already made crate to make this coffee table! I love it... I'll be on the lookout for an old crate or trunk... Where did you get the casters?
Thanks
Susan @ homeroad.net

Emily @ mirrors metaphors and kaleidoscopes said...

Thanka for sharing! I am visiting from Craft-o-maniac! I love this idea and how thrify it is! I am your most recent follower and would love to see you over at my blog sometime!

Emily

www.mirrorsmetaphorsandkaleidoscopes.blogspot.com

Steph said...

That looks really cool and you found the perfect place for it!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Love this! I bet the wheels make it so much fun....do your kids like to roll it?? :) Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday!

Christy said...

Love the box! I'm always looking for boxes like this. :) Hopping over from a linky party. Have a great day!

Christy

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

LOVE it! I did something similar to a chest last month, but it wasn't as cool as yours.

Adrianne said...

This looks great! I love, love reading re-purposing posts. I fear that by the time I actually attempt one, I'll be in over my head... I see so many of you creative mamas doing amazing things. Love this!!

Adrianne
www.happyhourprojects.com

Stuff and Nonsense said...

so simple and so sweet...thanks for linking to ff!

alison

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love this piece- so much great patina and love the casters! I would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday at my blog! :)

Jo at theCreativeCollage said...

What a great find! Love the casters you put on it. Visiting from House of Hepworths.

Candy said...

Fab find! I love beat up old trunks and always wonder what stories they could tell.

Sommer said...

It's DARLING! What a perfect spot for it and the price is killer! Please stop by and share this at my VIP party today... http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-24.html

The DIY Show Off said...

Great find and awesome job! I LOVE it!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

What a great table!! Smart thinking :) LOVE it.

TT&J Party Hopping

Lina
Fancy Frugal Life

Martha said...

Oh I love it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Rustic, beautiful, and functional. Love it.

niartist said...

WOW! What a transformation. Oh you give me hope that I can do this myself one day!!!! Really, WOW. I'm bookmarking so I can remember this!!

I love transformations! I just turned my secretary into a bar area in my dining room. I really hope you'll stop by and check it out: http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com/2011/08/picture-is-worth.html

See you soon, I hope!
Artie

Upcycled Charm said...

Simply charming. Thanks for sharing your imagination and talent! :)

Christine

BeingBrook said...

Way cool! Maybe it was an old military locker box? My husband has a similar one in our garage but his isn't as old or as cool! Love the casters.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ Just stopping back by to say thanks so much for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Delilah said...

I love that! it looks just like the one I found at a yard sale only mine cost....$1. I painted mine and I'm waiting to find the perfect wheels to attache to the bottom. check it out...www.lovelaughsew.blogspot.com

Ladybird Ln said...

This turned out darling... I love the wheels, and it totally makes your space, I love combining old and new, thanks so much for showing it off!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

What a fantastic find. Love the added casters - looks fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Rachel Sue said...

Such a fun idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

Gretchen said...

I just came across your site from another blog, so my first visit here. I'm pretty sure this is a military trunk that was rationed to a WW2 veteran. My Dad had one almost identical to it in our attic while growing up and it was his from WW2. Your's is very cool with the wheels on it now. I had bought one of the trunks from my parents attic about 19 years ago and painted it to be a toy chest when my daughter was born and had used a newel post ball for each of it's corners to lift it up. It's been sitting in our basement with the same baby pink/green/blue and yellow paint now for many years and you've just inspired me to give it a new lease on life. I have some rusty industrial casters and/or wheels that would be fabulous on mine. Thanks for the inspiration... Along with a paint job covering up that outdated paint I have currently on mine, I know it could be fabulous like yours is. :) Great Job...
Gretchen

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

LOL I just painted the same kind of old chest white, put casters on it and I'm also using it as a table! I think yours is an old army trunk, mine is an old tool chest.
Nice job, it looks great!
Susan
Homeroad

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