Saturday, January 28, 2012

CRATE AND PALLET BEFORE AND AFTER!



I ACTUALLY FINALLY FINISHED A
PIECE OF MY OWN! AND NO
ONE WAS MORE SURPRISED THAN ME!
I ALSO LINKED THIS UP AT THE
JUNKER NEWBIE LINK PARTY

AS I HAD SHARED THE CRATE WHEN I 
FIRST GOT IT UNFINISHED OVER
AT HER WOULD YOU BUY IT PARTY.
CHECK IT OUT!

I BEGAN THIS PROJECT OVER THE
SUMMER AND THESE ARE THE
PIECES I STARTED WITH

AN OLD GLASS CRATE THAT
A MAN GAVE ME WHEN HIS
GARAGE SALE ENDED AND HE COULD'NT
SELL IT!

AND AN OLD PALLET THAT
I TOOK APART


 I WOULD PUT THIS TOGETHER FOR
THE TOP....

I STARTED WITH THE DESIGN.
AND YES IT IS A UNION JACK 
DESIGN. I HOPE YOUR NOT TIRED OF
THOSE YET. I NEEDED MY OWN.

I FOUND THIS GUIDE ON THE INTERNET
ON HOW TO CORRECTLY DRAW THE
UNION JACK DESIGN.


I DREW THE DESIGN ON THE TOP PIECE
TO MY CHEST. AND HAD TO TAPE
EACH SECTION OFF WHEN I WAS
PAINTING


WELL AFTER PAINTING AND STAINING
AND ADDING ON SOME HARDWARE,
HANDLES AND WHEELS THIS IS 
WHAT I CAME UP WITH AND
I HOPE YOU LIKE IT AS MUCH AS
I DO!

AFTER...

I BOUGHT THE OLD PULL AT
AN ANTIQUE SHOP!




AND MADE MY OWN ROPE
HANDLES, YOU CAN BUY THE ROPE
AT LOWE'S




I HAVE IT IN MY LIVING ROOM
RIGHT NOW HOLDING BLANKET
THROWS, BUT YOU COULD YOU IT FOR
ANYTHING, IN A KIDS ROOM FOR
TOYS MAYBE. I LOVE THE MASCULINE
FEEL IT HAS TO IT!


HOPE YOU DON'T MIND ALL THE
PICTURES, BUT I HAVEN'T DONE
A PROJECT LATELY AND I WANTED
TO SHOW IT OFF A LITTLE.




73 comments:

  1. I *love* it, Lauren! What a terrific project.

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  2. Beautiful job! This is the perfect piece for this design.

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  3. Lauren, this came out fantastic!!! Would love to copy this someday.

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  4. You have all the right to be proud of this,it is awesome!

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  5. This was worth the wait!! Love it!

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  6. This looks awesome Lauren!! I love the masculine look too! You did an excellent job!!

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  7. It's really a wonderful project reveal.

    I am assuming you are going to link this up, so you might want to change the name to Union Jack, not Yukon Jack. You wrote YUKON. After you fix it, feel free to erase my comment. Us girls have to look out for each other. :)

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  8. That is stinkin' cute - I have got to try that!!! Excellent job and so good to be done I am sure - cograts!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  9. WOW! Graet idea & beautifully executed. I'm thinking I need this for my boy's room..
    x

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  10. Lauren it is Gorgeous! I love that you are never afraid to use color. Your pieces always have personality. You go girl!

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  11. Laren this chest is so cool! I just got myself a crate at an estate sale today, now you've got my mind cranking. Great job!

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  12. love it!!! i am a sucker for all things union jack. i was just making a bunting tonigh with a union jack pendant

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  13. Nice job, I would love it if you showed it off here:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/01/show-your-stuff-8.html

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  14. Love , love, love it! It was worth the wait to see! Your Union Jack is perfection - I'm glad you took the time to tape it off carefully. Well done!

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  15. hiya wow , fab job love how it turned out x tfs
    xmaggiex

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  16. Lauren, this kicks butt! You did an awesome job! The rope handle really gives it a well traveled feel, like it's been on aboat or a plane! Great job, andrea@townandprairie

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  17. This is fantastic!! I love the pull and the rope handles.

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  18. You should finish more pieces!!! This is fantastic! Pinning it.

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  19. Wow! I've been itching to do a union jack myself! Thanks for the inspiration! - Lori

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  20. Looks amazing! I have yet to use the union jack myself, but someday!!! I'd LOVE it if you'd share this over Kammy's Korner: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-party-17.html

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  21. That's wonderful! Don't you wish you could show it to the man you got the original crate from? Wouldn't he be amazed? It just looks perfect!

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  22. Awesome! It came out great! Glad I came for a visit.

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  23. Turned out AWESOME! Way to go and congratulations on finishing it. Loved the opening humor with Lucy :)

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  24. Awesome, I love it. Everyone needs a Union Jack somewhere in their house, mine is a rug in the entry.

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  25. lauren, that is awesome! what a great way to pair pieces!

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  26. wow...what a piece of art your created....I love that you used it as a coffee table...swoon! I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/01/sweet-saturday-link-party-v24.html

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  27. I'm really impressed! I love how you stained it darker, I love the rope handle, I love the Union Jack. Everything is outstanding. Nice, nice job. I'm visiting from Primp and I hope you can pop by Cottage and Creek and enter my first ever Choose Joy Giveaway. Have a great week.
    Lynn
    Email: Lynn@nsytes.com
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  28. Very cool. I have a major thing about Union Jack flags - love them. Gorgeous.

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  29. This looks great! Repurposing at it's finest!

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  30. you did a fabulous job on this piece! love, love it!

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  31. That picture of Lucy made me laugh...I can't seem to finish any of my own furniture lately either. It was worth the wait on your trunk...it turned out great. Thanks for linking to my party!

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  32. Good Grief! This is adorable. I have a dresser that I'm wanting to give this treatment to.

    Thanks so much for coming and sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday! Hope to see you on Saturday to "Beat the Winter Blues".

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  33. This turned out great!!! Good job! I would love for you to come link up to my new party!!
    http://mariahscreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/terrific-tuesday-1.html
    Have a fabulous day!!

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  34. Congrats on your first job! It's amazing! I'm a new blogger and now your newest follower.

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  35. fabulous, and no we're not tired of this design! You did a great job. love it on a "trunk"! thanks for linking up to VIF!

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  36. Beautifully done! I'd brag about this one all day! (week, month...)

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  37. Very good Lauren! Fantastic way to use a crate, Always like your work!

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  38. What a great job! This looks terrific!

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  39. This is such a great transformation!! I love how it turned out.
    I featured you today - http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/02/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-38/

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  40. Awesome job Lauren! Hope you'll add us to your list of parties and be a regular contributor! Be Inspired at Elizabeth & Co. every Tuesday!

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  41. I'm in love!! This piece is gorgeous to begin with, but I am a sucker for anything with a Union Jack on it. (I lived in the UK for a while.) Great job!

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  42. I am in love with this piece! The rope handles are awesome and the antique pull is such a nice touch. Makes me want to go get my paintbrush out right now!

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  43. You did an amazing job Lauren! It is an absolutely beautiful makeover! The Union Jack is perfect! Angie xo

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  44. Just LOVE it! I don't have a Union Jack of my own, either and need one!

    I hope you'll come share this at the Knick of Time Tuesday Vintage Style Party. The party begins Monday evening.

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  45. I just love this. You are so creative. Amazing. I have an old box...hmmm.

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  46. i just love it! anything with pallets and union jack signs grab my attention so putting them together i was definitely checkin' ya out! found on pintrest!

    jill
    iknowtheplansihave4you.blogspot.com

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  47. Terrific job! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  48. I found you on Kim's WOW party. I am BEYOND impressed with your creation. You should go into business, because this looks so much better than a lot of pieces on this order that I have seen around. Outstanding!

    ETS

    I am following.

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  49. Absolutely love it. I have some old crates in my garage and as soon as I can work my way to them I may just do this. Thanks for the tut.

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  50. I'm featuring this at my party tonight. Such an awesome project!

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  51. You are featured today a Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  52. It's brilliant! So clever, I just love that you repurposed the crate and pallet. Awesome!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  53. It looks great Lauren!! Great use for the crate!!
    Jane

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  54. LOVE this! Reclaimed wood AND Union Jack? Perfect. I'd love you to link up at my Reclaimed Wood party:
    http://burlapanddenim.com/2012/03/party-on-mondays-3-reclaimed-wood/

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