Okay. Now lets get started with the new project for this so called Knock-off series :)
I saw this beautiful wood and canvas crate in the spring Pottery Barn catalog which I fell in love with...of course. As if you can't fall in love with everything little thing in there in the first place. Well, I loved it so much I took a picture with my phone. When I do that, that means I'm serious :) Plus when you get bored and start looking through the pics on your phone and you come across your 'wanna-be' projects, its a good reminder to take them from wanna-be's to 'dones'. :) I probably have like 100 pictures right now. lol. Anyway. So this crate was one of those pictures. And now its a 'done'.
Here's a link to the crate from Pottery Barn. And here's the picture:
See, I have this problem in my kitchen. I have a lot of stuff and not enough places to put it. I have probably a billion linens, even more plates...and a gazillion glasses and cups. Yes, I counted. A gazillion. ;) So, I have gotten to the point where I don't buy anything for my kitchen anymore because there's no place to put anything. I bought a little bullet mixer dealy...and that thing is small...like real small. I had to squeeze it in with my candles and what not. Can't ever remember where's it at. My paper towels have also become quite annoying, they are currently shoved in above our bakeware, where the drawers above them may or may not shut at any given moment because of them. Anyway. I can go on and on.
So, the idea was to make a storage place for the linens and paper towels and somewhat larger other pieces that I might want to move out of the cabinets. This is where this crate comes in. ...the much larger crate :)
Here's what you need to make it, and the lengths I made mine:
4 pieces of 1x2 cut at 41 inches (length)
4 pieces of 1x2 cut at 13 inches (depth)
6 pieces of 1x2 cut at 16 inches (height)
12 pieces of lattice at 25-25 inches (you can find this in the molding isle)
3 yards of canvas (found it at hobby lobby)
Fifth step: Measure your main piece. I needed 19 inches for both sides (enough to hang over the edge) and 13 inches for the middle part that will lay on the bottom. To make sure I had enough for a hem, I measured it at 20+20+14. Which is 54 inches. And about 39 inches wide (I only needed 37 inches for the inside of the frame). Hem all sides. I decided to keep mine all one piece, you can do them in three separate pieces. I just hate having to cut straight lines....mainly cuz I suck at it. So the less cutting, the better :) So, in order to make definition between the bottom and sides, I found where the 'hem' should be and folded the fabric over and ran a seam. You may have to do some measuring to make sure all the lengths are correct with this.
Seventh Step: Secure the upholstery nails/tacks to each end of the lattice. Just hammer in.
Eighth step: This very well could come before the other step. lol, oh well. Sew some ribbon onto the top of each edge of the canvas. Place the canvas in the frame. Secure the ties.
...And yes...those are pillows and blankets in there...no kitchen stuff :) Mainly I'm lazy and haven't had the chance to organize my cabinets and take out all the stuff I want. But when I do, there will be a place waiting to store it :)
table here, just updated it with some good ol' white paint. And you can see the how-to on the planked walls here, and the how to on the Pottery Barn mirror here.
I hope to hear from a lot of you on your wonderful knock-offs! I'll even be featuring some on my Facebook page :) These can be super old and super super new...as long as they are wonderfully awesome, which I'm sure they will be :)
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to send in your pictures/links and put "knock-off" in the subject. Have a great weekend!!