Monday, August 13, 2012

The Box

During my search for items for the college house, I thought a storage cube would be useful.  I am sure you have seen them at Target.  I didn't buy one because I thought the lid might come off during the first week of use!  I also ran across this example from Pottery Barn.  Maybe I could make a box and learn to do that tufted pillow top.

I ran across just the thing in a thrift store.  It was a rectangle box covered with 80's looking country blue upholstery fabric.  A great find!  The inside was also lined with fabric.  I'll remove all that and put some updated fabric on it.   The hinges were kind of odd but looked stronger than the Target version.

So it sat waiting it's turn for about a year now...

I started with the pillow top, there was actually a small pillow under there.  It was kind of janky the way the edge was done, it was rolled up and nailed along the edges. 

And this is what I found underneath!  An old wooden beer box. 

Wow!  What a surprise!  I had never seen one and have no idea how old it is.  My classmates asked "are you going to cover that up"?   NO, I'm not!

There's no "brewed on" date on it.  From my research, it is in much better shape than the 1920s version and it's not a 1976 100-year commemorative reproduction.   I would guess somewhere between 1940 and 1970.  How's that for a guess?  Ha ha!

I was so excited!  I needed this surprise especially after my curb chair disappointment!

Do you know anything about the beer box?


  1. Wow! Lucky you! I bet that would have a huge price in an antique store.

  2. that is such a great discovery! how fun!!!


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