Upcycle Milk Crate

Before my dad left for Philippines, we tackled another small project. It’s always fun and exciting doing projects with my dad.

I found this old milk crate someone was throwing so I picked it up. It had a small rust inside. I scrubbed it with soap and water then painted Rust-Oleum satin clear coat. If I had to do it over again I would have probably used grey gloss spray to really hide the rust. But then I would lose the original color and design of the crate….

We had a bunch of old wood outside from other project so my dad helped me cut them, glue them together with wood glue and sanded them. I bought him a router for Christmas and finally we were able to try it out. The router created a nice design on the side of the wood. It added a perfect touch. Then all we had to do was stain it. I had some left over stain from another project so we used that. Finally we just added another wood on the bottom as a stopper.



It’s beautiful and I’m so proud of our upcycle project. We gave this milk crate a little love and it turned into a beautiful side table for my daughter.
* I forgot to take a picture of the original milk crate but I found a similar picture online so I used that.

Let me know what you think.


Hairpin Legs Wood Coffee Table


I got these tree trunk from a friend. Its been sitting in my garage for about 2 months now. I think its pretty dried up. So today I got to work with my dad with this project.

I have been pintersting and found what I can do with this. I bought some 16″ hairpin legs ($13-$25 each leg) and started on this project.

First I took off the bark then started sanding with 60 grit sandpaper. It came out pretty nice so I kept it at that. (I like the little imperfection and grooves on the wood… makes it look natural)

Then I painted it with wood stain. Next time im going to pick a different color. Im not too crazy about this color.

Finally the side table is complete!!

12/24/2016 – UPDATE: Next time i might have to dry it longer… i noticed a couple of cracks, which in a way gives the table character…




One side note: I’m not a writer. My grammar is not the best. If you find something wrong on my page don’t be mean and just kindly send me an email. If you want more information on this project Contact Me.

Lane Chest Filing Cabinet

Somebody was throwing away this beautiful Lane Chest. This is my third Lane chest that i have picked up.

I know what you’re thinking… DONT PAINT IT!!!

The other lane chest were stained and they’re beautiful. I use them for my sweaters and jackets.

I need this to be a little different.

MY PLAN – paint it white and make it into a filing cabinet.

So far, I sanded it to get the stain off…