It’s so nice to be home! If you missed yesterday’s post about handling road snakes, you might not know we were gone for ten days. As wonderful as it is to get out and see our beautiful country, it’s always great to come home, unpack, and resume a “normal” schedule again.
I’ll share more photos this week and give you a rundown of the states and special locations included on our Wild West Waffle Tour. Interesting (and sometimes peculiar) things happen on our motorcycle trips, and we meet such wonderful people along the way! Isn’t life a fun journey?
Speaking of fun journeys, Mom 2 and I got into some antique mall fun last month. Among other treasures, I brought home this old apple crate.
It was a bargain at $12.00, but it needed a little attention. Paint smudges give an old crate character, don’t you think?
When the paper is peeling, you need to secure it. Mod Podge works perfectly. Do what you can to get under the pealing paper with the Mod Podge, and then paint Mod Podge over the carefully placed pieces of loose paper.
Slather Mod Podge over the entire box, inside and out.
It gives the box a sheen, much like a sealer, and it brings a new depth and richness to the wood. Its
flaws character shows up more prominently, which in my opinion adds to the beauty..
There are many uses for an apple crate like this one. My original plan was to place it on end and use it as a side table on the back porch.
I needed something in the laundry room for hiding/storing HH’s flashlight collection. Flashlight accessibility is essential in the country – for late night armadillo chases, and other critter killing excursions.
Notice the little open space to the left rear of the box. The power flashlight charging cord fits through there.
The outlet is just outside the box, which is handy. The cord fits through the opening without pinching or crimping.
As an added bonus, it provides a shelf when placed on its side.
You could also hang it on a wall for a wall shelf (out of traffic flow, of course – ouch!).
The crate could be placed open-side-up on a shelf for
hiding storing/organizing things neatly. Next time I visit Mom 2, we’ll re-visit the antique mall and see if I can scrounge up another crate or two. I never knew how useful these things could be!
Do you have an antique fruit crate? How do you use yours?
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