Up-cycled Vintage Crate Turned Photo Prop

Today I'm sharing an old crate I made over into a cute photo prop for my Etsy shop, Something Special Bears.


Upcycled Vintage Crate
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You may remember this not-so-stunning crate from this Treasure Trove Tuesday post awhile back.


When I saw it I had a plan in my head to paint it and use it for a photo prop for my bears! Here is how it turned out.


I used some left-over white paint I had and gave it a couple of coats. I love the uneven, rough texture of the crate.


It still had an old label on the end which I just left and painted around.


Then I created a quick little banner with some twine and book pages.


I just wrapped the ends of the twine around the nails that were holding the crate together.


I added a piece of white poster board behind the crate so the grey of the background wouldn't show through, I was looking for a neutral, dreamy kind of look. Then I added an old table runner under the crate.


Here are some of my new photos.


Mr. Mustard


Paprika


Edgeworth

Now I need to get busy and make some more bears!

You can see them all in my shop, Something Special Bears.



2 comments

  1. Your photo prop turned out so good! It's amazing what a little paint and creativity does for a piece. Your bears are so adorable and so unique! Have a great hump day! I've been so busy packing up all my stuff and getting rid of old furniture in preparation for the reno! We start Friday...I can't wait!

    Blessings, Vicky

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  2. I love it! It really shows the bears off well! And you can probably use it for other photo sessions, too.

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