Monday, August 1, 2011

A pine box

I happened upon this little pine box at Savers a few weeks ago. It was obviously handmade, but quite nicely done. kidpics 001

It had ugly yellow rope handles, but it had the coolest latch! It told me it wanted to come home with me, and I rarely argue with furniture.

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I really didn’t want to change much about my little pine box. I liked its rustic qualities, but it did need a few minor improvements.

A coat of antique walnut stain…

rustic coffee table

…front and back…

pine chest

New handles I made by braiding six lengths of twine together…

braided handles

I didn’t touch the latch!

rustic chest

But I added casters on the bottom! I have had these stashed away for at least a year (I found them inside another piece of furniture I purchased), and they’ve been waiting for new home.

chest on casters

I think this would make a fun coffee table, maybe!

What would you use it for?

pine chest

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27 comments:

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I think the casters really "made" this piece. Great job!

wisp said...

I think it would make a nice hope chest, too. :) Or also storage - like extra blankets and such - in the extra bedroom. I like what you've done. Not too much, not too little. =)

eao219s said...

Love it! As much as I would like to put my picture albums and things in there I am sure it would end up being yet another place to store toys. :)

Carol said...

Looks great!!!

Rachel said...

Maybe storage for throw quilts or games in the family room??

Amy Kinser said...

What a great trunk. Love it!

Jenny said...

fabulous makeover, you are a genius!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

That would make the perfect coffee table in my living room! I might even make some stamps or hand painting on the top! I love it!
Susan

Stephanie said...

So smart to add the casters - love it!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

I love this; Seriously gorgeous!

Sue
xo

Katie said...

I think it would make a great coffee table! I would love it :)

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

I love your little pine table.. I agree it would make a great coffee table or maybe a side table to a sofa or chair for extra storage

Michelle @ My Life as a Mrs. said...

I'm popping in from Thrifty Decor Chick and just had to tell you how much I love that box! So creative!!

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Firecracker Kid said...

A-Mazing! I love it and would use it for a coffee table too. Very nicely done girl;o)
~Carol

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so weird- this one didn't show up in my google reader!! i love it! i love the rope- very nauticail!

bj said...

What a cute box..and adding the casters was a stroke of genius. I would never have thought of it...but now, when I find MY cute little box, I'll know to put rollers on it.:))

I am going to have to google how to cover my little foot stool. If it were smooth around the edges, no problem...but....
xoxo bj

Rene said...

The walnut stain and finishing touches are perfect. Well done!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This would make a great coffee or side table and even a wonderful toy box. Thanks for linking to the Open House party!
xo,
Sherry

Mimi said...

Love this piece and I think it screams coffee table! But then again, it would be something I would love at the foot of my bed for storage with a wonderful afghan or blanket on top. And how I love the casters! They are a great addition. Love it!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Oh it turned out so great!! I would use it at the end of a bed for storage. I also like the idea of using as a coffee table.

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love your pine box and that cool latch! The caster wheels are the perfect touch!

xoxo
Amanda

jennifer768 said...

Love it! Hugs,Jen

little-d-tales said...

I have to agree with the other 22 comments- amazing what a little love and rope can do.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'd use it as a blanket chest.
I love what you did with it! You didn't change it completely, just gave it some zing. :)

gail said...

I love the handles you made, they really make this piece!
I'd use it as a coffee table. :)
gail

Meg said...

I love the stain and the rope handles! It looks like a completely different piece!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This is so charming ~ I love it! Thanks for linking up at FNF :)