Repurposing an Antique Crock


I love old crocks, like this 12-gallon stoneware crock given to me by my grandmother. It had lost its original top, so I decide to make one from some old wood that would turn an empty crock into, well, take a look and see for yourself . . . .

After gluing together some old boards and cutting out a circle, I sanded it lightly, then brushed on two coats of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane. I love how the finish really brings out the various natural colors once hidden in the old pine boards.

Once dry, I placed the top on the crock, turning an empty crock into (1.) an end table next to our couch, and (2.) a place to store birdseed by the door leading to our deck.

And it still looks like an antique crock — only with a new purpose!

Until next time,

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