Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Put Your Feet Up..."cheater" wine crate ottoman...

I bought this old wine crate at an occasional sale a couple of months ago. 

No real plans, but I liked the mix of black and red topography.

Then, while sorting through my "To Paint" pile in my garage, I came across some of these wood candle holders...and I realized that upside down, they looked like short "spindle-y" legs.  I just happened to have 4 of them...imagine that?  So I painted them up...and screwed them on.

At first I just added a burlap tree bag...thinking I'd go for that "messy"look...

...but it wasn't quite right.

So I grabbed an empty bin from the basement...and "tossed" a pillow into the burlap bag...

...and tucked it in around the bin.

Much better :)
I know this kind of a "cheater" ottoman...but I like it because then when I get tired of it, I can use it for something else.  Fun for books, plants whatever...
What would you use it for?

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  1. Very clever...I never thought about using candle sticks for legs...Pure genius! Love it


  2. So, so cute and creative Laurel! Well done! :-)

  3. I really like the way you think...just take something and roll with it to see where it leads. I love it as an ottoman, but it would make a cute plant stand too:-)

  4. What a great idea! It looks great too!

  5. Oh my goodness!!! I love what you did with it! yes, you could fill it with older books, use it as a side table, a stool, a planter...just really cool!

  6. Love that box! I would have it filled with pinecones and pumpkins now and fresh greenery for a simple look at Christmas.....so many possibilities. :)

  7. Very clever! I love how you used the candlesticks as the legs.

  8. I love watching you make use of your goodies! this is great & I LOVE that you made for use as an ottoman AND it can be used for other things down the road...because YOU KNOW you will be doing something different with it at some point. xo

  9. What are the chances of having 4 of those candle holders? They are perfect and I love how you used them! There are so many ways to use that cute box.


  10. This is lovely!! And looks well thought out..not lucky!! Love that!

  11. How awesome! I love old wine crates, this is such a great idea!

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