We turned this thrift store item into a thrifted wood carboy crate for our home decor.
Remember that the most valuable antuqes are dear old friends. – H. Jackson Brown Jr
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CARBOY CRATE LOVE STORY
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You know when you see “the one” across a crowded room…..instant love connection!
Your heart is racing, your palms are sweaty, and you just hope and pray no one gets there first.
That’s what happened when I saw a French Demijohn with Carboy Crate at an antique store.
The romance was short-lived with one look at the price tag!
Now, these precious little gems are few and far between, in my world, so I was either going to make my own, do without, stumble upon a bargain one, or find a thrift store version (my usual winner).
THRIFTED WOOD CARBOY CRATE
Back to my antique’mance……..
Hopefully, this isn’t reading like a forbidden romance. Well, it kind of was since my pocketbook said NO WAY LADY!!!
I needed to find a new love, a much cheaper love.
After searching and searching, I saw this little guy and it was a match made in heaven…… or in Quicken.
Thankfully, he didn’t need much work done.
It had mirror sides and some pieces on top. Not sure what it was used for but it kind of reminded me of a bank.
First, I removed the mirror panels which slid right off…to be used for another project. The top piece was also taken off to resemble the crate.
Finally, from the backyard, some branches from the Crape Myrtle were added to the look
It might not be the hunka hunka burnin love original, but he is faithful and pretty darn cute….a real keeper.
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