You may remember this cute little milk jug holder and the egg crate that I picked up when Sarah and I went junkin’ a month or so ago. (And for those of you who asked, the place she found was a roadside farm where a man sells tons of junk he picked up at estate auctions. It’s open during the weekends.)
The wood crate was quite cute and pretty cheap, but I thought the wood was a little blech. But I didn’t want to paint it, as I did love the wood look. So, I lightly sanded it and picked up some Miniwax Gel Stain in Mahogony. After a quick coat of stain, it looked so much better. (And, if you haven’t used the Gel Stain, I highly recommend it. It’s simple to apply and covers really well.)
Voila! Fun planter for the patio table with a little vintage flair.
The original plan was to add some vinyl decals from the Cricut, but I kinda like it in it’s natural glory. Once my annuals bloom, I think it’s really going to be a showstopper.
And, lookie at the transformation of this little egg crate.
It is now the nest to these mums that I picked up at the grocery store. I just added two layers of burlap. I was inspired to do this after another junkin’ trip last weekend with Jen (more details coming soon). Both Jen and I gasped when seeing this lovely little arrangement at The Nest. Who would have thought to use burlap to make any old wire container into a pot perfect for plants?
So, I had to try it myself. I had the flowers, the burlap and the egg crate. How simple! I love how it turned out.
Neither of these projects were a lot of work, but I think they look great. Those are the best projects, right?
What do you think?