Saturday, June 12, 2010

Little Crate

I have a little crate.
Its an August Sebastian Country Wine crate. 
It was curbshopped by my Mom before she passed away...years ago, in fact my kids were little. I think I only had 1 at the time! Gosh, that was a long time ago.  

Anyway, I've used this little wine crate to hold  a chicken knick-knack collection, video games (in my boys' room) , dvds, and now my old canisters. 

Can you spot a difference? 
Remember the little song, from Sesame Street... 

'one of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong... 

I only had a set of 3 canisters. I had a tin I've used for years for filters, so the day I decided to hang this crate... I spray painted my 'filters' can with  EL CHEAPO silver spray paint and stenciled 'FILTERS' on it.  I also found, in the pots and pans district of my kitchen, an old skillet lid with a black knob (AND NO SKILLET) and unscrewed it from the lid, drilled a whole  HOLE in the lid of the tin and --TA-DA!  
*edited to say-- how many times must one misspell 'hole', before speller checker tells you, 'Hey! don't you mean HOLE?'  This concludes this portion of blog reading otherwise known as a RANT! thank you. 

NOW... it is a subtle difference. QUIRKY yet interesting; and gets a giggle when someone notices!  
It usually sparks conversation in the kitchen--- which is where all the action takes place, right? 

And then there is this! My 'mag-wagon' I call it.  Just in case you've not seen it... I thought I'd show it again.   You can see the full post here

I'm linking up here...

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Check out the party and the other party goers at Donna's FJI--SNS #34 

God Bless you 
Thanks for Reading. 


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Goodness.. you fooled me good! I would have never caught the oddball. Love the galvanized look to those cool canisters. There aren't many oldies I like but I sure like those! Cool shape.

And there's MY magazine crate wagon thing again. So stinkin' cute!!


Anonymous said...

Love your "mag-wagon", very cute idea.

Granny said...

Love the canisters and I probably wouldn't have spotted the imposter. They look great in the little crate. Your mag-wagon is great. I saw it in the post the other day and put a wooden crate on my wish list.

Have a great weekend.


Coleen's Corner said...

Glad you pointed out the Filters canister because I would still be sittin' here trying to figure out which one was different! Great idea! And I'll always love your mag-wagon, it's so darn cute!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

The filter tin is a great imposter! He blended right in! Great idea repurposing it!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh I want a mag-wagon! So cute :)

Prior said...

Oh, I love the canisters...The pot handle is pure genius at work... It makes me never want to throw a thing away...If you don't watch it all of us might hitch up that cute wagon and move it on out!

And I do look like a band groupie, right!

Sandy said...

How wonderful to have that keepsake of your Moms.. I also lost my mom years ago and I can still "smell her" around me!
I so want your magazine rack/box... Thanks so much for your visit to my blog today.. and your very sweet words about my being so 'overwhelmed'.. I'll get it together and soon!
I'm following you now!