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A milk crate Repurposed into a stool - Κιβώτιο γάλα μετατράπηκε σε σκαμνί

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As I was writing the title of this post I realized that I am taking stools and repurposing them as something else, now I am about to repurpose something else into a stool.  And why could I not have been happy with the stool I had in the first place.  It was a perfectly good stool… or was it?  What is it with me?  Always repurposing?

Now the real reason I am about to repurpose this  thing here is because it has stability. We like to repurpose but we want functionality as well.

Όπως έγραφα τον τίτλο αυτού του post κατάλαβα ότι παίρνω σκαμνιά τα αποπροσανατολίζω ως κάτι άλλο, και τώρα είμαι έτοιμη να επαναπροσδιορίσω κάτι άλλο ως σκαμνί. Και γιατί να μην είμαι ικανοποιημένη με το σκαμνί που είχα αρχικά.  Ήταν  ένα απολύτως κατάλληλο σκαμνί … ή μήπως δεν ήταν. Τι έχω πάθει; Πάντα  αποπροσανατολίζω πράγματα;

Τώρα ο πραγματικός λόγος που ετοιμάζομαι να επαναπροσδιορίσω αυτό το πράγμα εδώ είναι επειδή έχει σταθερότητα. Μας αρέσει να επαναπροσδιορίζουμε αλλά θέλουμε να είναι και λειτουργικά.

A vintage milk crate, A Milk Crate turned Stool,
This thing that you see is an old milk crate, It must be from the 1950’s… I found 3 of them in the basement.  This one is the smaller of the three. I will have another post for the 2 larger crates. I set about making it a stool because it is very stable and sturdy.  
I spray painted it grey. And then decided to make a nice bright cushion for the top… you know to rest my weary feet.  I measured the top using cardboard. 

Αυτό το πράγμα που βλέπετε είναι ένα παλιό κιβώτιο γάλα, πρέπει να είναι από τη δεκαετία του 1950 … βρήκα 3 από αυτά στο υπόγειο. Αυτό είναι το μικρότερο από τα τρία. Θα έχω ένα άλλο post για τα 2 μεγάλα κιβώτια. Αποφάσισα να το κάνω σκαμνί,  διότι είναι πολύ σταθερό και ανθεκτικό.  

Το έκανα σπρέι με γκρι χρώμα. Και στη συνέχεια, αποφάσισα να κάνω ένα ωραίο φωτεινό μαξιλάρι για το πάνω … ξέρετε για να ακουμπήσω τα  κουρασμένα πόδια μου.  Μέτρησα το πάνω μέρος χρησιμοποιώντας χαρτόνι.
Measuring the top of the milk crate, A Milk Crate turned Stool,
Then cut the fabric to the desired shape.  I sewed the pieces together, but you can also glue them.  And finally I stuffed  it with left over fabric scraps.

Στη συνέχεια, έκοψα το ύφασμα  στο επιθυμητό σχήμα. Έραψα τα κομμάτια μαζί, αλλά μπορείτε επίσης να τα κολλήσετε. Και τελικά το γέμισα με κομμάτια ύφασμα  που  είχαν  απομείνει.
Cutting the fabric for the pillow, A Milk Crate turned Stool,
Stuffing the pillow, A Milk Crate turned Stool,
The fabric I used was from a blouse that no longer fit me, so I  had some scraps of fabric leftover. This is what I did with them. 

Το ύφασμα που χρησιμοποιήθηκε ήταν από μια μπλούζα που δεν μου έκανε πια, έτσι είχα κάποια κομμάτια υφάσματος που είχαν απομείνει. Δείτε τι έκανα με αυτά.
Wrapping fabric scraps, A Milk Crate turned Stool,
I wrapped them around the metal part of the crate to brake up the grey with a little color. 

Τα τύλιξα γύρω από το μεταλλικό μέρος του κλουβιού για να σπάσει το γκρι με λίγο χρώμα.
A Milk Crate turned Stool,
A Milk Crate turned Stool,
After I finished I realized that I didn’t like the fabric wrapping in the middle so I removed it and re-wrapped it higher up, like this:

Αφού τελείωσα κατάλαβα ότι δεν μου άρεσε το περιτύλιγμα υφάσματος στη μέση έτσι το ξανατύλιξα  πιο ψηλά, έτσι:
Moving the fabric scraps up, A Milk Crate turned Stool,
And my repurposed milk crate is now a lovely stool. 

Και το κιβώτιο γάλα μου τώρα είναι ένα υπέροχο σκαμνί.
Stool next to barrel, A Milk Crate turned Stool,
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A Milk Crate turned Stool,
Doesn’t it look good next to the revamped barrel?

Δεν θα φαίνεται ωραίο δίπλα στο ανανεωμένο βαρέλι;
A Milk Crate turned Stool,
A Milk Crate turned Stool,
I really love the lime yellow color against the grey metal. Another great project and a new piece for my balcony!  Who would have thought I could turn a metal crate into a stool!

Μου αρέσει πραγματικά το κίτρινο χρώμα έναντι το γκρι μεταλλικό. Ένα άλλο  υπέροχο  έργο και ένα νέο κομμάτι για το μπαλκόνι μου!

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[…] see in the front is one I made a few years ago with a stool and a drawer. And the stool is from an old upcycled vintage milk crate. ​​   The chalkboard was another “gift” left behind from the tenant who […]

Pamela Smith

Thursday 9th of July 2015

This looks great! I love the yellow on the grey too. Good idea!


Sunday 12th of July 2015

Thanks so much Pamela, I was looking for a fun color and lucky for me I had this old blouse that I repurposed.


Friday 21st of August 2015

I love love the milk crate turned stool. So many cute ideas you have here. I wish i could find a crate just like your to make one for myself...


Friday 21st of August 2015

Thanks Dori. I found this in the corner of the basement. I think we had been accumulating junk and did not know what "treasures" we had till I started this blog!


Monday 23rd of May 2016

Another awesome repurposing idea from the mind of Mary! I LOVE this stool! I'm inspired to find some milk crates, or anything else I can make a seat cushion for. We're actually going to make some stools out of old tree stumps, but that's pretty simple stuff! Lol! Maybe they need cushions....


Monday 23rd of May 2016

Martie, I used to have old tree stumps for stools. You definitely need to make yourself some cushions. We have to have comfort above all else.


Monday 23rd of May 2016

That sure is cute, Mary. I agree about raising the yellow wrapping, too :)


Friday 27th of May 2016

Thanks Julie. It was fun transforming it and I really get lots of use out of it.

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