Rise and shine guys and happpppppppppy Monday!! Wanna know what I did this weekend?! I finally finished our taxes and I’m absolutely thrilled about it. I’ve been dreading it for so long now, but yesterday I finally decided to sit my booty down and get it done. And even though it took me several hours, it wasn’t as awful as I thought it would be. However, I should add that I didn’t actually do my taxes, I just got everything prepared for the super smart tax lady that does them for us. Because yeah. I don’t do well with math and fancy legal things. And sheesh, it takes me long enough to get everything ready before the taxing can even be done! Anyway, I’m SO glad that’s finished and ready to go. And guess what else I did this weekend?! I went to an awesome antique show and I found some pretty incredible stuff. I actually came across the cutest booth ever and the cutest little lady that had the most AMAZING antiques. I seriously felt like a kid in a candy store going through all her finds! I ended up buying several things, one of which was the coolest wooden crate I’ve ever seen. It was actually a shipping crate for an old fan (which you know I am obsessed with) so I had to snag it. But the coolest part of all is that it still has the original label and it’s basically in perfect condition. It’s really rare to find a crate like that, so I was absolutely thrilled. I brought home and we promptly turned into the cutest side table in all the land! Here’s what it looked like when I bought it:
So cool, right?! That label is in perfect condition, which is really hard to come by. And you know how much I love my vintage fans, so to actually have a wooden crate that one was shipped in decades ago is pretty neat.
Thankfully there was a lid on the bottom of the crate, so we just had to remove that and screw four table legs into the corners. Seriously so easy and so fast. We stained the table legs and that was it. BOOM. DONE.
I did a little research and it looks like this fan is probably like the one that was in the crate. And that label on the side was the shipping label. This was shipped to Kansas, probably sometime in the late 1930s. Someone probably really needed a good fan in that Kansas summer heat!
What’s funny about this project is that I was just looking online about a week ago for a side table for this exact spot. I wanted something with dark wood tones and I was looking for one that was more narrow than the table we had. Then all of a sudden along comes this vintage crate and bada bing bada boom–I have the perfect side table! I absolutely LOOOOOOVE this thing. I mean, how cool is it to have a wooden crate with a label like that? I’m so smitten with it and I think it adds the perfect touch of character and charm to our living room. I hope you guys like it too. And I can’t wait to share the other goodies I got from the antique show this weekend. Stay tuned!!
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