Adding Stool Legs to an Old Crate



I found this little stool last week at one of the local thrift shops.  I love its legs.

It was $5.

The tag on the bottom says Restore & Restyle Tots Stool.

I loosened the screws on the bottom and removed the legs.  Then, I painted the legs with Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream.  

The legs were too shiny and a little to bright white for me.



This is a little crate I purchased several years ago, 

I have used it for crate vignettes and as a shelf on the wall.  It's an older greenhouse crate that has been sealed with polyurethane.

After I painted the legs, distressed them a bit with sandpaper, and sealed them with Varathane Polyurethane, Water-Based in Satin Finish, I attached the legs to the bottom of the crate.

The crate bottom boards are little crooked so the legs are aligned with the side boards.

Next I pulled out my *Old Sign Stencils Potting Shed stencil, to add to the crate sides.

I added "Tours Until Dusk" on two sides and "SHED" on the end using Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.

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The stencils fit the crate sides very well.

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The "Cashman Greenhouses" stencil was already on one end of the crate.


I think the little crate with fun legs is a perfect display piece for little Christmas trees,

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And also for faux or real plants.

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Don't worry the original stool top is being used in another project!

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

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Other projects with added LEGS:
Adding Legs to Rustic Decor Pieces #thriftshopmakeover #rusticdecor #upcycle #repurposed

Adding Legs to Rustic Decor Pieces #thriftshopmakeover #rusticdecor #upcycle #repurposed

Adding Legs to Rustic Decor Pieces #thriftshopmakeover #rusticdecor #upcycle #repurposed

Adding Legs to Rustic Decor Pieces #thriftshopmakeover #rusticdecor #upcycle #repurposed

Adding Legs to Rustic Decor Pieces #thriftshopmakeover #rusticdecor #upcycle #repurposed

Adding Legs to Rustic Decor Pieces #thriftshopmakeover #rusticdecor #upcycle #repurposed

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So add some legs to your projects, just for fun!


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