3.21.2011

the reveal

as promised, here is the little project i have been working on.
i still need about 10 more wine crates to finish it up, but since they are so hard to find, who knows when i will be done.  so i figured i would just show you half of it.  it's in the corner of my living room, so eventually i want it to feel up that corner, with basically two rows on each of the walls.  that is why one side is all jagged and the other is even.


i love the jagged edge.  it makes it feel more rustic to me.  basically all i did was pull all the metal staples out and then stain the crates with a dark walnut stain.  i really loved the stamped and engraved labels on the wood, so as soon as i painted a coat of stain on, i wiped it off so that you could still see the stamps through the stain.



then i stacked them up how i wanted them and my fabulous husband screwed them all together.
i'm in love with it.

5 comments:

Susette said...

You may not like knowing that the newspaper had an article stating that the local liquor stores are closing down. I think your crates may even be harder to find now my dear. What you've done so far is absolutely darling though. You are too creative.

*juli* said...

Um... WHERE did you get that awesome owl?! I'm heading to Seattle, so if I remember I will try to pick up some wine crates for you!

Paige said...

kali- it looks AWESOME!!! way to go

preston. shawnee. cohen. said...

Love love love! What a cool idea. Totally something I would put in my house. Great job Kali!!!

ari said...

It looks very nice. I am glad you did not wait until it was completely done....I was getting a bit anxious.