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My dear grandmother passed away due to complications from a stroke on January 12, 2011 just two days after her 86th birthday. Some time later, I became the proud owner of many of her great accessories, clothing, jewelry, and so forth.

More recently, I came across some of these items tucked away in my basement while doing a bit of Spring cleaning. I’ve been trying to dress up my wardrobe without spending too much, so some of these scarves have helped tremendously!

Keeping it classy

Keeping it classy

fresh as a spring day

fresh as a spring day

 

Here’s hoping I’ve made Gran proud!

 

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Inspiration: Pinterest pin (original link: http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2012/05/vintage-wine-crate-coffee-table.html)

Materials: 4 Wooden crates (Michael’s, use a 40% off coupon), Two 1x2x6 boards (Menard’s), 4 rustic look Casters (Menard’s), Stain of your choosing, A variety of screws, nails, L brackets, and bolts
Dimensions: 27″W x 27″D x 17″H

Estimated Total Cost: $75

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Supplies

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Testing the frame…

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Staining in the basement

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Stained crates (bonus cat)

Rustic casters!

Rustic casters!

Finished product (note seasonal decor)

Finished product (note seasonal decor)

Coffee table from another angle

Coffee table from another angle

Inspiration: Pinterest pin (original link: http://makelyhome.com/risking-it/)

Materials: sissal twine (Menard’s), black metal floor lamp (Walmart), hot glue gun, glue sticks.

Labor time: About 2 hours

Estimated total cost: Under $20

And so it begins… LAMP RECOVERY! GO!

Wrap, glue, burn thumbs, repeat.

Wrap, glue, burn thumbs, repeat.

Close-up of base (and cat butt).

Close-up of base (and cat butt).

View of top.

View of top.

Finished product. Complete with cats.

Finished product. Complete with cats.