Monday, January 23, 2012

When in doubt, add more wine.

Hello!! Sorry about being MIA yesterday, I really wanted to post but, unfortunately, I was feeling a little under the weather - actually, I was looking a little like this....

I went to the doctor today and got some meds - so things should start looking up - hopefully my husband can avoid the nasty bug. 

Moving on.......

Last Sunday my Mom, Husband and I went to our favorite flea market - I love digging around for old items that can be re-purposed.  I stumbled upon some awesome, old, wooden milk crates and immediately I thought- WINE RACK!!! My husband and I are huge wine drinkers - we actually went to Napa on our honeymoon, just so we could drink wine for 10 days straight. :)  Doug, my husband, didn't think the wine bottles would fit, so after pushing out my bottom lip a little I put the crate back.  I was so upset, I thought for sure I had come up with the singled handily best. idea. ever. Once we got home I ran to our book shelf that stores the wine.. yes, a bookshelf - here is proof - 

(fancy, right)
and I grabbed a bottle and I said - see Doug, they WOULD fit.  He agreed with me!! Let me say that again - My. husband. agreed. with. me. WOW!!! :)
That wonderful little flea market is only open on Sundays - so yesterday since I wasn't feeling good Doug went back to the flea market and bought six!! I am so excited.
We are going to turn this -

into this -

We might add some stain to them, I'm not sure yet, I kind of like the old rustic look - what do you think?

Have you ever re-purposed something old into something new and fabulous??

Happy Monday!
xo, Laura


  1. i love this!! i've painted and re-upholstered chairs and re-purposed a book shelf. I would LOVE to do more of this and is something I may include in my blog when I talk about thrifting in the future (I got the items I mentioned above at a thrift shop a couple years ago)!

  2. This is awesome! I'm liking the old rustic look, too :)


  3. Neat! What a great idea! I found an egg crate that I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. You seem to have great ideas, so if you have any, let this girl know!

  4. That looks great. I'm looking like the girl in that commercial now. "/

  5. Thank You for the kind words!! I'll be posting pictures of the finished product - once we're done!

    xo, Laura