Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cape Cod Lobster Crate

I picked up this authentic lobster (pronounced ‘lobsta’ in this neck of the woods!) on Cape Cod last summer. 

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WARNING:  The only ‘after’  picture that I have is not even worth showing because the lighting inside the shop (or my less than spectacular photography skills) completely messed it up.  Ditz!

First I washed it by spraying it down with bleach and then I attacked  it with my mouse sander.  I liked the “Lobsters” on top but the fisherman’s initials on the side had to go. 
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My mighty Mouse sander to the rescue.  It was a glossy enamel red paint so it took some elbow grease but where there’s a will……

07 Lobster crate INSIDE
Dry brushed with white paint.
07 Lobster crate wheels 2
Installed some wheels…..

07 Lobster crate OUTSIDE 2
….. and this is the only ‘after’ish’ photo.   I added hinges to the top for easy opening.  
I went back a couple of days later to get a pic but it had sold!

5 comments:

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

Very cool! Most of the lobster crates I've seen are rounded at the top, this one is definitely more suited to a rolling cart.

Lori E said...

I like the accent. I can just hear it being said that way.
No wonder it sold so quickly. I can see many ways to use it around the house and patio.

Suzan Sweatman said...

I'm not surprised that sold right away - I'd love one of those to keep magazines and books in!!!
Beautiful job
XOXO

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

I love crates! I'll have to keep an eye out for lobster crates. Those are cute. Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said...

Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!