thanks to Krylon for sponsoring this post
Have you ever been to the 127 Yard Sale? It’s a yard sale lovers dream – 690 miles of treasures and deals at over 5,000 different vendors. Starting today, August 6th, the Krylon Crew will take on the Highway 127 Yard Sale. A team of a furniture designer, television personality, producers, social media gurus and Krylon representative and publicist will tackle the World’s Longest Yard Sale, all for a great cause. The Krylon Crew will travel in the Krylon Truck in search of great deals to find 127 items to give a makeover with Krylon® COVERMAXX™, Krylon® SUPERMAXX™ and other Krylon® products.
The best part is, all of these items will be included in a Pinterest Yard Sale and be sold with all of the proceeds going to benefit the nonprofit organization Charity Wings. Pretty cool, huh? So my friends at Krylon challenged me to create something from a yard sale find to join in on the fun at home.
My choice? A simple project that you can make in under an hour of hands on time – a wire basket side table.
I picked up this basket at a yard sale for $5 – I’m not sure if it was supposed to be a trash can or a laundry hamper… but in my hands it became a side table.
First I gave the basket a couple of coats of Krylon® COLORMAXX™ in Sea Glass. While it was drying I started on the top.
Using an 18 inch round wood panel, I stained it with Minwax® Express Color in Walnut – I love this stuff because it’s easy to clean up if you make a mess. After it dried a few hours, I sealed it with Minwax® Polyacrylic clear coat.
After both the top and the basket were dry, I used these “staples” to attach the basket to the top.
With just a few taps, we put one on each of the cross pieces to make it nice and secure.
It turned out really well – and because I won’t be able to join the Krylon Crew at any of the dates (they’ll be in Owen, KY on August 6th and Northside Neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH on August 8th), I’m going to donate this piece to a local charity. If you’d like to follow along, please visit their website at Krylon 127 Yard Sale or you can find them on Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter.
And if you want to join in on the Pinterest Yard Sale to help raise money for a great cause – be sure to visit their site to get all the details. Or – if you really want to join in – create something yourself and donate it to a local charity. Creativity for a good cause… that’s always a good idea 🙂
*I have partnered with Krylon on this post. All ideas, words and opinions are 100% my own. I was compensated for this content.*