I drug the Hubs out to Woodstock Market last weekend so we could grab a couple things I had spotted the weekend before at the Junk Drunk Jones booth only to find they had moved out. Boo! We asked an employee up front what the deal was and they said they had left to go to the Round Top Antique Market in Texas. This was the second time in the last two weeks I had heard about this market and both informers responded with “You’ve never heard of the Round Top Antique Market?!” “Uh, I feel like I just said that.” Hubs and I have both lived in Texas our entire lives and have never heard of this market. Maybe we are idiots. Maybe we run with the wrong crowd. Or maybe Texas is effing massive and there are a million antique markets.
Whatever. Anyway, we skipped across the road over to Woodstock Antiques and picked up this awesome whisky crate.
I got it home and dug through my stash of wheels and casters… yeah, that’s a real thing…
…and found the perfect set. Yes, there are only three. The other one was in my purse. I had taken it to Home Depot with me to find a matching hex nut.
Hubs and I had made a deal that he would go junk shopping with me if I would go to the new Top Golf down the road. God loves me, so he made it rain (actual rain, not cash-money) and we didn’t go to Top Golf. So I got Hubs to cut me a piece of wood that we had chillin’ in the garage. I laid it on top of some leftover foam scrap, cut it out and hot glued it on.
I wrapped that in batting and then cut out a piece of canvas drop cloth I had in my fabric stash. Then, I edited a pic of the crate in Photoshop to create a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo to match. I used a foam brush to apply matte black fabric paint and put it on there quickly, sloppily and uneven to make it look… old, I guess.
I heat set the paint to keep it from coming off on feet and butts.
I wrapped the wood/foam with the stenciled fabric and stapled ‘er on. I checked in my stash of old drop leaf parts and found one that I wanted to rob parts from.
If you call me a hoarder one more time, I will kick you.
I removed those brackets (ps. All flathead screws should die)…
…and attached them to the cushion, making sure that the screws weren’t long enough to go all the way through the cushion.
I drilled some holes for the casters, stuck ‘em in there…
…and then secured them with some hex nuts.
Then attached the cushion with the same stupid flathead screws from the drop leaf.
Boom! Done. Wooden crate footstool.
Check out my new Grammy-Winning-Usher-Raymond-Whisky-Crate-Footstool-Storage-Ottoman.
You might be questioning why I put the cushion on in the direction I did. Or maybe you didn’t notice. Maybe you aren’t even reading this and you’re just scrolling through the pics and thinking about how I’m an idiot for not knowing about Round Top.
Ok. Take your right leg, lift it up and kick yourself in the left leg until you fall down. That’s from me.
I like this side of the crate and I like the hardware paired with it but wanted the cushion to read properly when you turn it to open it.
What do you mean you don’t know what my “Come and Take It” pillow means?!
Kidding. You can read about it here. I actually had no idea it started in Georgia, which is weird.
So easy. He can’t believe his eyes.
I’m sorry for kicking you. I love you.
Come over and poot on Usher (Ushah, Ushah, Ushah). We’ll giggle.