The beauty of an old piece of trim

I hope everyone had a wonderful happy Mother's day yesterday!!  I sure did!

I made sure to send flowers to my mother to let her know I love her, even though I don't get to see her as often as I would like, we also enjoyed a nice visit on the phone!

My mother in law lives in town and had a birthday last week so we doubled up the flowers and a box I made out of an old piece of trim.  Want to see?

MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
 Aren't those flowers beautiful?!

Oh, and I love the box too, it was made from an old piece of trim someone was throwing out, here is all that is left of the trim I used.  All water stained and faded...
MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
 Doesn't look that great, does it?  Well maybe not, but it's potential was far beyond what I imagined.
MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
Here it is all cut and ready to be built.  I didn't take in process pictures because I wasn't planning on posting this...I have posted so many crates lately I was laughing to myself...I said self, "You should just rename your blog MyLove2Crate!"  Ha ha, I got a good little chuckle of of that one...

I have so much going on with the kids, end of school performances, field days, dance recitals, and clogging (did you know I teach clogging?) and just regular old life, that I haven't had time to post some projects I have already done, or finish ones I have started.  Since I have made several crates for gifts they are a fun project to post, and who doesn't love crates?
MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
So, when I spoke about potential on this trim did any of you imagine this?  I sure didn't!  I couldn't believe how beautiful the wood was!

I knew it was nice wood when I started cutting it, and as you can see I chopped off the corners to make the tops meet.  I love how the decorative edge looks.  Classy.
MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
I added screen door pulls for handles and stained it with a minwax natural stain.  I fell in love with it right away!  I sealed it with a couple coats of poly, and made sure to sand with 400 grit sand paper between coats.  It is buttery smooth and so pretty!
MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
I think I am calling this my fancy box.  My mother in law loved it and I am sure if she can't have fresh flowers all the time she can find some great uses for it....
MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
I almost forgot!  Check out the jars, I am reusing jars at this point, because I need my mason jars for canning.  I only had three prego jars, so this grape jam jar got the job, it worked!
MyLove2Create, The beauty of an old piece of trim
So there you have it, don't throw out that old trim, build a box!  For a lot more fun crate ideas check out my 20 + Crates post!

Have a Happy happy day!
Hugs,
Mindi

I will be linking to these parties.

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25 comments

  1. Beautiful! What a wonderful idea and the flowers are gorgeous in it! Thanks for sharing at Monday fUNDAY! ;) pINNING!

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  2. That wood stained up so beautifully. I can actually say "Nice wood" and mean it (ha,ha)

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  3. so cute! great wood trim...and there is nothing wrong in loving making crates...you got a great start for a little business going on here.

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  4. What a pretty box! I'm sure your MIL loves it, and you!

    Debbie

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  5. Happy Mother's Day friend!! Wait...What?? You teach clogging?!?! That is awesome!!! I had no idea! You are amazing! How in the world do you do it all!!! That box is stunning!!! LOVE it!!!! And the handles are absolutely perfect on it as are the glass jars! What do you can??? I hope you had a great day yesterday! ANd yes the flowers are beautiful!!!

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  6. First, I think you waved a magic wand to create the above. lol It turned out gorgeous! Love the handles and mason jars. Second, I had to look up clogging and watch a youtube video. ;) I think (I know) I would trip over my own feet trying to clog. lol Awesome that you teach it! :)

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  7. I love it! What a great way to transform old stuff into something new and beautiful. I love the bright flowers that you used. They are perfect. What a stunning display :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  8. Love your planter box...it's so pretty! And thanks for linking up to Frugalicious Friday!

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  9. What a great transition! Saw it at The Gathering Spot.

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  10. I love how fancy it looks, the beauty of trim of course! You made me laugh with your love 2 crate! :D

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  11. I have a thing for boxes and crates too! I guess I collect them. ha!
    Great idea,
    Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  12. What a lovely box, I'm not surprised your mother in law loved it!

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  13. What a great job! I would love for you to link to http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/assets-and-efforts-linky-party-2.html

    Thanks,
    Angela

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    1. Thanks for linking up at Assets and Efforts on HickoryTrail

      Angela

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  14. Love that box also. What a beauty. Just the right size. And the flowers are gorgeous. Karie

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  15. So cool! Thanks for linking up to give me the good slink party!

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  16. Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous crate and very creative! I hope you had a happy mother's day too.

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  17. Beautiful box. You are a master of making these boxes. Good job. :)

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  18. Hi Mindi. I'm a new follower of your lovely blog! Really looking forward to seeing your posts!

    Gorgeous box!

    Leanne x
    http://www.oh-mydaze.blogspot.com

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  19. the woodgrain on that trim is beautiful Mindi! my love 2 crate! ahahahaha


    another winner! so happy you blogged this. not catching you, but definitely pinning! ;)

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  20. Another Great Box!! Beautiful! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  21. Love this! Thanks for linking up! Hope to see more from you on the next party.

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  22. Such a beautiful project! Good job :) Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I'd love to have you come and share again today http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

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