Spring Craft

Kate’s hosting a Spring craft link party over at her blog today, so I thought I’d link up the soda crate project I had fun putting together the other day for our Spring mantel display

I started with an old Coca-Cola soda crate…

…and this cast iron “Antiques” plaque I picked up at Hobby Lobby for $4.99 during a 50% off sale…

Basically, I just painted the wood parts of the soda crate with some leftover “Moonlight White” (Ben. Moore) paint, and then screwed on the plaque with some old screws I had.

After that, I brushed some more Moonlight White paint onto the plaque and before it had a chance to dry, I wiped it off of the letters, arrow, and screw heads with my finger and a damp paper towel.


I love most soda crates just the way they are, but this one didn’t look right in our room color-wise, so I thought I’d try something a little different with it just for kicks. Happy decorating, and hope to see you over at Kate’s!

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  1. says

    Hey, it’s your home! I paint lots of things I shouldn’t. I love old items with history, and I know that lots of people cherish their old advertisement pieces, but I think your white antique soda crate looks perfect! It definitely is at home in the lettered cottage. :)

    I also really, really love the butterflies on the wall! Great job!

  2. says


    I have been following along on your adventures for a long, long time and I have to tell you that I love your blog, but more than that I love the fact that with all of your success you are such a kind, friendly blogger.

    I love that you share your tips, stay true to your roots as they say and do your own things, you do not conform to what other people say or want.

    Thank you for sharing yourself and your talent, for your spirit and your always positive attitude. It always makes me smile to visit here.


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