DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

DIY Vintage Crate With Planted Flowers

It’s not every day that you can find a free wooden crate like the beautiful wine crates  I got a few months ago, but it’s easy enough to buy one for just a few dollars and make it look like it’s a vintage one! They sell plain ones, in various sizes, at the craft and home improvement stores. I bought a small one made of pine, that’s just about 10 x 5 x 12 inches.

Plain Crate - mydearirene

I applied a coat of stain on its exterior and interior. 

Stained Crate - mydearirene

I used charcoal paint to stencil something that looks and sounds vintage.

Stenciled Crate- mydearirene

And when it was dry, I added a coco liner and planted flowers.

Flowers II - mydearirene

Crate On The Table - mydearirene

Crate With Planters - mydearirene

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Ikea Lack Hack – From Coffee Table To The Perfect Bedside Table

Ikea Lack Hack – From Coffee Table To The Perfect Bedside Table

In the master bedroom, we’ve been using on each side of the bed the IKEA LACK coffee tables as nightstands. This was supposed to be a temporary situation as it was an effortless and inexpensive solution, but we ended up having them for over five years. I quickly got used to their fairly large surface that could easily accommodate more than…Continue Reading

Repurposing A Torn Basket

Repurposing A Torn Basket

Never, in a million years would I throw away a basket – or any kind of container whatsoever – before trying to repurpose it, no matter what its condition. This flatweave basket was a favorite  because of its loose shape and its generous size. It may have lost its handles during the last move but it certainly…Continue Reading

Personalized Jewelry Travel Pouches

Personalized Jewelry Travel Pouches

Two birthdays ago, my mother and sister gave me a present that made me ecstatic: my very first sewing machine! My initial reaction was to promise my sister that I would sew something for her, anything she wanted! She asked for fabric pouches to store her jewelry when traveling. Very easy to make, but it seemed that I was always too…Continue Reading

Breakfast Yumminess In A Jar!

Breakfast Yumminess In A Jar!

My high school friend Nathalie who visited a long while ago inspired me to make these little breakfast pots. She was telling me how she prepares hers with almond milk, chia seeds and fresh fruit, lets them sit in the refrigerator overnight and then enjoys them in the morning. So easy and healthy! Since then, I’ve been making…Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Card On Wood

Mother’s Day Card On Wood

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and If you haven’t already  planned  something special, here is an easy, last minute card that not only you’ll enjoy making at home but that mom will surely love! It can accompany a present or it can be offered as a little gift of its own. Just get a piece of wood…Continue Reading

Chic Chinoiserie Chiffonier

Chic Chinoiserie Chiffonier

This little piece of furniture was a free find on The Freecycle Network. The ad was posted for a couple of days and  no one seemed to be interested in it. I  thought that it would be perfect for extra storage in my home.  It seemed like a fresh coat of paint was all it needed to look like new. You can…Continue Reading

Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading
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