bud vase crate before

After cracking open a bottle of yummy fortified wine recently, we were left with the fancy display crate it came in. It was a really sturdy, well-made box with a nice grain so it seemed such a pity to throw out. I concluded it would make a great flower box of some sort.

Meanwhile, I was clearing out some kitchen cupboards and came across this shot glass set I’d been given many years ago. It was fun at the time, but these days I prefer to savour my drinks (that’s a nice way of saying I just can’t handle shots anymore).

Goodbye, reminder of my partying days, hello cute bud vases!

bud vase crate after

I borrowed a tin of wood stain from my Dad and set to work. I was initially planning to sand back the timber to get rid of the engraved text, but I decided that I quite liked it. The stain obscures the text so it doesn’t stand out too much, but it’s still readable as a memory of the winery we visited (on the day The Man proposed, no less).

bud vase crate after 2

I’d been trying to think of some way to disguise (but obviously not affect the use of) the ugly black speakers on our entertainment unit. I may yet find a more permanent solution to hide them better, but for now this is provides a useful distraction.

Since all the materials I already owned or was able to borrow, all it cost was a couple of dollars for some poppies. Faux, admittedly, but still much prettier than a row of chunky black speakers.


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