When you like to create and decorate with found objects and discarded items, it is great to have someone who keeps an eye open for things you can upcycle and repurpose. In my case, it is my husband who always watches out for objects I might be able to use in some way. When he spotted an old wooden tote that someone had thrown away, he knew I would be happy to give it a makeover.
My little helper Barney had his own opinion what the wooden tote could be used for. I am sorry, my sweet furry friend, our ideas are similar but this piece is not for you.
While I like a bit of rustic wood, this thing was just too battered to leave the wood exposed. I filled the larger holes and cracks and painted it gray.
It is years ago that we spent some wonderful vacations in the South of France but we always think back to them with great pleasure. Therefore, I chose to hand paint the name of an imaginary bar/café in St. Tropez on the wooden tote. The most time consuming part was to decide which fonts I wanted to use. I finally went for “Callie Hand” and “Chocolate Box”. They just talked French to me :) .
So far we have used it to carry drinks and snacks into the garden but I think of filling it with glass jars and use it in the kitchen.
My wooden tote will serve some drinks at these great parties:
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Vintage Inspiration Party at Knick of Time
Before and After Wednesday at The Dedicated House