One night a few weeks ago, I was riding my scooter home off the subway and I noticed this wine crate outside of a liquor store near our apartment. In typical scrappy fashion, I picked up the crate and took it home, with no idea what I was going to do with it. When I walked in the door, Sean and I looked at it for a minute and then Sean had the idea to put it over our microwave as a shelf. Things had been piling on top of each other for a while, so this wine crate was the perfect way to add some kitchen space. :)
The first thing we did was clean the crate with 409. We did get it off the street after all. :) (I need to do a post of all the scavenged street/things in our apartment. It's pretty crazy. :)
Since we didn't have any stain, we darkened the wine crate with a bit of coffee and balsamic vinegar. The vinegar definitely worked better.
Before and after:
Feels like fall!