I’m so happy to finally be sharing this project with everyone! I’ve been working on this shipping crate transformation since last October, and here we are 6 months later with the final results. I have to say, I do have a bit of an excuse for neglecting the basicallyLiz part of my life 🙂 Shortly after starting this project I found out we were expecting another baby!! So I chose not to paint or sand and had to out source a lot of this work to my husband. After he did his part, I had to find the energy to do the finishing touches. (For some reason the fatigue really hit me hard with this pregnancy.)
Shipping crate beginnings
If I could have found a way to get rid of the random white paint, I would have kept the original wood. Instead, I used my favorite chalk paint (Valspar Chalky Finish Paint in Kid Gloves) and tried out a fun product called Saltwash to get a worn, aged look.
Reinforcing, Painting, Sanding and Waxing
After I very carefully pried the top off the crate, I reinforced the top and bottom with a thin sheet of wood.
Next, The entire crate was painted with a coat of the chalk paint mixed with the Saltwash. A second coat of chalk paint was applied. Then it was sanded down and coated with the Valspar clear wax. Finally, the castors and hinge were installed. Look a these castors, I mean, really? I love the color!
Voila! Coffee table with storage
I’m really happy with the results 🙂 The extra storage is a huge bonus!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project 🙂 And a huge thanks to Valspar and Saltwash for making this project successful!