Saturday, May 5, 2012

Primitive Albion Orange Crate

Here is yet another rustic, primitive crate I found at the flea market.  Let's just say I have never found one I didn't want to bring home.  I think this one is more rustic than the last one.
 I searched the internet and found a wonderful vintage style produce label for Albion oranges.  But when I finished the crate, it just didn't look right so I am leaving this just painted without the label and will save that for yet another project.  I copied the letter style on the label which was a three color logo.  I rather like it this way.  It's very patriotic and I should have kept it for closer to Memorial Day, but here it is.
 My husband added the cross bar for me because there was no carrying handle.  I hit it with two coats of Leafy Green by Rustoleum in the spray can.  You can see it's still full of rustic wood and loosely placed nails.
 It's still a great caddy and will hold a lot of things.
 Here is what it looked like when I started.  It looks a little better now.  What do you think?
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Inma M. said...

Te ha quedado una caja preciosa y para un buen uso.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it and I love the green you chose, Maggie! I saw a lot of these at the antique mall I was at this past week. Various sizes, although I was looking for something a bit smaller. I think these are so versatile for decorating with inside and out.

NanaDiana said...

Oh-I love it- It looks so much better. I REALLY like that green color you found. I haven't seen that color on anything yet.

Nice of hubby to add the handle for you. It really finished it off nicely. It's perfect! xo Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that's a perfect crate!! You did it up so vintage I love the lettering


karen@somewhatquirky said...

Love the color Maggie. Really cute. Nice picture staging!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

What a neat crate; great color!

Deanne said...

Your crate is fabulous, what a pretty piece to have to decorate with!