Tapered Crate

Hello Friends!  I have a super cute project to share today, and it really makes me smile because it took less than 30 minutes start to finish!

You see Ana White posted a plan for this simple tapered crate/planter the other day and I knew I just had to make one.
A while back I grabbed this old fence board (picture on the left) out of the trash at my kids elementary school playground.  I did get a few "looks" but hey, it was worth it!  I mean this was NOT trash, couldn't they tell?

I didn't do a full tutorial because Ana did a great video tutorial on her blog.  You can get the plans and see the video here.  (did I mention that I love Ana White?.... well I do....)
My favorite part is the beautiful natural whitewashing on the wood...seriously it makes me giddy.  In fact I was all excited just cutting the wood, I know I am weird.

I love how such a simple project can make me so happy!
It was warped a little and so the build isn't perfect....but I think it adds character.
It would look so pretty with flowers in it...but for now,

It has a home in the bathroom.  I even think it looks cute holding towels and wash cloths.  (did I mention I have an obsession with crates?....well I do....)

Do you have an obsession with anything?

So happy you stopped by!  I have been working on a project for the last couple of weeks, and I am SO DANG EXCITED to share it with you on Monday!  Hope to see you then!


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  1. Looking forward to seeing your project on Monday!!! This crate is awesome! Wonderful work..and some people don't know a good find when they see it...good for you for grabbing that wood because you have such a beautiful piece to show for it!!!

  2. Wow! This is so pretty! I will see if I can make one too! I love the color of the wood as well!
    Selene @ restorationbeauty.com

  3. I SO love this! really, really cool. Definitely NOT trash

  4. I love its tapered lines! It gives me good ideas! ;) Can't wait'til Monday!

  5. hmm...obsession...besides chevron?...I think maybe ironstone. I buy iron stone dishes, or little saucers or whatever any time I see some at the thrift store.

    I love the crate. Would it take ME less than 30 min to make? Oh..and I couldn't tell you loved Anna White, but now that you mention it...I think I can see it...lol (totally joking)

  6. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend. I pinned and shared your post on Google+, and I'll be featuring you tomorrow! Please come grab a featured button and link up anything new you'd like to share at OneCreativeMommy.com.

  7. Love it! I need one in my bathroom. I think it'd take me longer than 30 min to make! lol Thanks for linking up this week & sharing @ DearCreatives.com

  8. ohh geeze Mindi! I love this... you know I do--old fence? what's not to love?
    I'll probably be making some of these. catching you!

  9. I love it!! Great job! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

  10. Your crate looks so cute! I've saved this to make some too (but for window planters), thanks for inspiring me! Oh and I've got this linked to my DIY crate projects post too today.


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