Young and Crafty Sisters: 11/19/14

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Leather Handle Wooden Crates

 

Leather Handle Wooden Crates

 

Well it’s definitely been a while since I’ve done anything crafty. Life has taken over in every good way possible. I’m settling in nicely and I really enjoy my job now that I know halfway what I’m doing.

 

After finishing up my industrial entertainment center, I felt like under the bottom shelf needed a little something. Since I live in an apartment, I’ll take all the storage I can get. I found these crates at Jo-Anns and snatched them up pretty quick. They were the perfect size!

 

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I knew that I was going to paint them. I also knew that I wanted to do a little something more to “dress” them up. You can find the industrial entertainment center post HERE.

 

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I posted this picture on Instagram (follow me at hannahyoungandcrafty). I used plain ole white Kilz paint. It took 3 coats to cover them really well.

 

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I then got this old leather belt I had hanging in my closet. It had started to bend where the holes were so I never wore it anymore.

 

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I cut 3 pieces all the same length. To be honest I just eyeballed how long I wanted them.

 

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Next I screwed them in with a screwdriver. Again, I just eyeballed each one. In case you were wondering, I am not a perfectionist in the least!

 

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The crates really complete my entertainment center! They go perfectly down on the bottom. You can see the post for my industrial entertainment center HERE and the Windsor Chair HERE.

 

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What have you done to “dress” up wooden crates?? I would love to see pictures!

 

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