I have had this project in my head for a long, long time. I love, LOVE, LOVE fun containers and wood crates. If you are new here, and you enjoy wood crates like I do, you might want to check out a couple of my past wood crate projects…vintage wood crate and my table centerpiece wood box.
Well, this month as one of Lowe’s Creative Bloggers, I was challenged to make something for Valentine’s Day. I had all these cute tissue paper rosette balls from my past Valentine’s Day décor that I wanted to include in my Valentine’s Day Décor. I had been placing them in a small wooden tray.
Then realized that I finally had an excuse to get “motivated” to make this vintage Valentines Day crate with chicken wire I had been wanting to make. Yay! I love when I get to make something that keeps swirling around in my head. Does anyone else have this problem?
I purchased some wood and some chicken wire from Lowe’s and finally bought myself a staple gun that wasn’t an old hand me down that got jammed with every other staple.
It was a pretty easy project. I just built a basic box. I did want the top to be longer than the bottom so that there were some angles involved that I had to figure out…and it did make my head hurt a little bit. But I figured it out and only had to use a little caulk in a couple of places to make up for a little wonkiness.
I love that this wooden crate is so versatile. I will be able to use it for all seasons and be able to keep it out on display as a permanent part of my living room…which is under a makeover of its own!! We repainted this room to a nice creamy light gray/bone color…which I LOVE!!! Hopefully we will be finishing it up here by the end of February! Fingers crossed!
And…I had to do a little bit of creative cropping on these photos. My new kitchen table (which we had hoped to get finished before Thanksgiving…ha) is sitting on my living room floor. We have the top of the table all glued together. These projects take FOREVER!
But…one thing at a time right? Anyways…I will be sharing a full tutorial for this wooden crate later next week. And, my daughter who was hanging out with me while I was snapping pictures decided to make an appearance when I was shooting. Ha! I love that girl!
*Disclosure: Lowe’s provided me with a gift card to showcase this project this month as part of their Lowe’s Creative ideas Bloggers team. However all opinions and statements are mine.