Are you form-over-function or function-over-form? I am the latter for sure, which is why I have fun creating my functional pieces from repurposed finds. Earlier this week, I showed you how I took several flea market finds and created farmhouse decor, but I also promised to show you what I would do with that vintage soda crate in those finds. Check it out…
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Certainly that vintage soda crate has potential just as-is. You could use it mounted to the wall as a rustic shelf, you could fill it with your collections on a table top for a vintage display, or even as a planter. But, when over the last few months, I was inspired by a replica of a vintage soda crate foot stool by Decor Steals.
I thought to myself, “Certainly, I could make that”. tsk.
So, off to my stash of gorgeous legs I went to find me a set, (no made in China stuff here!) and here is what I pulled out.
Aren’t those hand-carved details gorgeous? Those antique chair legs will make a great addition to my vintage soda crate turned foot stool…eep!
The legs were a bit too long for what I needed, so I headed out to miter saw and shortened them up. Can I just say that I love my new saw! Wow, was I missing out for YEARS. It has made my life so much easier.
Here is what I ended up with after I also used my saw to cut some pallet wood to reinforce the interior of the crate. Don’t worry, I’ll make use of those leftover leg pieces. Waste not, want not, right?
I did end up shortening the legs a bit more to make it suitable for foot height, but you get the idea. Now to add them to the vintage soda crate, I pre-drilled holes using my cordless drill, and then attached.
It wasn’t easy getting those legs on, but now this baby is sturdy and ready for a new home. Yup, it’s now available in my shop. (SOLD)
Get a load of those legs…and that patina! sigh…
You know I had to go with a classic red ticking for the upholstery. It brings that vintage soda crate label right out. Gotta love the RC Royal Crown Cola!
My favorite part is that you can pick this up and move it wherever you want with those cut-out handles. So fun!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this funky makeover and like to see what it’s like to be inside my brain. (pretty scary, huh?) I truly hope to inspire you to think outside the soda crate and get your DIY on.
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