I rescued this shipping crate before it became landfill. Below is the end product, but there are some before shots too.
This project has been lingering for awhile, and I finally tackled it this past weekend. Below is the wooden shipping box that has been staring me in the face for weeks.
There were about 20 screws holding this thing together. After getting it open, I found a bunch of black foamy packing material, brown paper, etc. Whatever was in there was well protected.
After one coat of paint, I thought to myself, “Man…now it just looks like a big blue box…not very attractive“. To add some spark, I painted the edge a rusty orange. Now that is something I can live with. BTW, the paint was a free score on Craigslist. Some guy was moving and purging of a bunch of art supplies.
Megan took charge and installed it into its new home. It feels good to check this off my to do list. Yeah!
– Matti Far Out Flora
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