Monday, April 30, 2012

Upcycled crate with French graphic

Cold, wet weather inspires me!

Another project done while the rain is pouring down in buckets!

I found this crate at our local recycling outlet, aptly called Just Junk!

The darling suitcase is from AnnaLouVintage on Etsy!

It was just a plain, old crate with nothing to write home about, but I loved its rugged look and its super sturdy construction!

I gave it some creamy mushroom colour, distressed it here and there, and added The Graphics Fairy image, French Invoice - Flower Seller from Here using the same method as my bread basket and bread board from Here. I painted the inside with a charcoal black colour for some depth!

I sealed the image with some spray on varnish.

Its holding my fresh parsley, basil and orignum before I take them out to the porch for re-potting!

Its raining, its pouring.....lovely day for hot, steaming veggie soup!

Linking up to brag Monday! create a -new!


  1. Oh it's so pretty and I love how you painted the inside the dark, charcoal color! It has been raining here for days now too but it's supposed to be in the 80's for the next few days. Too bad we can't seem to coordinate the DRY with the WARM temps! Set a place for me -- soup sounds good!

  2. Preciosa y encantadora caja.

  3. I just found your blog via Knick of Time. You have a beautiful blog. I DREAM of visiting Cape Town one day soon. My good friend at work in fact is visiting Cape Town right now! I will visit often to check on your treasure hunting trips and how you have enhanced their beauty.

  4. Beautiful! and I love how you painted the inside a dark grey! Your transfers are just wonderful!

  5. Another beautiful transfer project, you really are a pro at this!

  6. That looks wonderful, Sumaya! I love how it turned out and how you photographed it!

  7. You are great girl. You can make a plain old crate look fabulous. Love the transfer on it. Everything you do turns out wonderfully. Nice to be so talented. Since I only found your blog a while ago I'm just getting to look at your past posts and how you did projects. Very inspiring.
    Happy Days


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