Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Thanks to a good friend, Ali, for pointing me in the direction of a fabulous blogger, Mrs. Adventure, I was inspired to repurpose something. The post that Ali shared was of a suitcase turned into side table. It was beyond fabulous... and I have been begging my father to make me a coffee table... so finally, this weekend we put our minds together.

As soon as I saw that suitcase table, see the post here, I showed it to my parents and they set out on the search to find the perfect suitcase in the attic. There were several that my father had acquired many many years ago, from a dear friend and neighbor. Just as I was about to say, "This one!" I turned and looked at my father, who was holding Stella our family dog (she is a golden retriever/standard poodle mix- so not a small dog that one can just hold...) I lost all concentration, and thats when it happened. As I was laughing at the sight, my eyes caught this anitque egg crate that was hidden under the sewing table. I knew that was going to be our project.
This crate is dated 1942. My mother has had it for as long as I can remember. My sister and I use to store our toys in it. It has been painted and stenciled- this would most definitely have to go. And It would need legs if its going to be a coffee table.
So we set out to the wood shop. My father cut legs out of a piece of reclaimed barn wood and got to work. Mom and I went to the store to pick out a color. I knew I wanted it to be some sort of yellow.

I left there Sunday, not exactly in love with the yellow, I think it needs to be more bold. This yellow reminds me of Easter... We may be altering it a bit come this weekend...


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