February 21, 2012

Old Crate to Sign

On Saturday we went picking!  I love to go hunting, it is such a blast. This time we went as a family and that is always so fun!  My husband likes the history behind everything and looking at things that his grandparents had when he was growing up.  It is really neat to see my 4 year old getting into "Junk" like we do!

When I saw this top piece from an old crate, I knew it would make a gorgeous sign. I had my hubby drill some holes and then I threaded a thick piece of off white frayed burlap for its hanger.  

I love the way the knots look!  Isn't burlap such an awesome fabric?  It can be used for so many things.  This week we will be sharing our coasters we made with burlap coffee sacks!  


I hope everyone is having an amazing week!

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  1. You know Ericka in my laundry room I have several crate ends hanging in no particular fashion on the wall. They have been there for 18 years. They never looked quite right, sort of like I just nailed them there (duh I did!). I think adding a burlap hanger might be just what they need. Yours looks like it was meant to be hung on the wall.


  2. Loving that old crate sign! A great find. It's fun when the whole fam gets into the hunt.
    I'm your newest follower and hope you stop by.
    Mary Alice

  3. Calling it "picking" really classes up the old garage sale-ing trip! Maybe if I asked my family to go picking with me they wouldn't all hide from me when I go out on Friday and Saturday? Oh well...love your sign and your blog.

  4. the sign is amazing! i can't wait to go picking this spring, warm weather hurry up!

  5. Love how you repurposed the crate into a sign! It looks so pretty.

  6. This looks great! The burlap is perfect! I know exactly where I would hang it in my house!

  7. This turned out great! I love the old wood look!

  8. Very cute and a great repurposing idea! Come and link it up at my Creative Inspirations party happening NOW! I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. love that crate!!

    barbara jean

  10. I love what you did with the crate. I'm your newest follower and I'd love it if you linked up to my little party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-3.html

    Hope to see you there!

  11. This is so cute - and I agree the burlap is the perfect finish! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. So pretty. I love the blue writing and the white burlap fabric. Very sweet. I found you through Funky Junk link party.