DIY Mini Crate Make Over…
Because sometimes a girl changes her mind.
It all started with this… My Sweet Earth Day Tea Party Crate. (←original post)
A cute cream and pink crate with a pretty pink flower.
It was perfect for what I wanted at the time.
But… always resourceful, I decided to reuse the mini crate* (*affiliate link) in my work space.
Because my work space has a vintage vibe… a mini make over was in order.
I took off the flower embellishment and gave the mini crate* a light sanding.
Then I painted the crate with FOLKART Home Decor Chalk, Imperial*.
Being an impatient crafter, I was tempted to start my next color right away. Make sure to wait.
Allow a couple of hours for the piece to dry before adding the next color. (trust me)
Next, I gave the crate a light coating with Black Home Décor paint.
Use a small paint brush to get into those corners.
With a soft, damp, clean cloth, wipe off the black paint to give it an aged distressed look.
I used Tattered Angels Décor in Ebony*.
If you start to think it looks to dark, just add highlights with the red paint directly over the
ebony paint. If you like a matte finish, you can stop right here.
I wanted a little more sheen, so I applied FOLKART Plaid Clear Home Decor Wax*.
With the wax, you apply a thin coat, wait one hour and buff with a clean soft cloth.
I’ve always loved furniture with that aged red finish and wanted to give it a try.
Now that I’ve started with something small, (which is always a good idea)
I’ve got my eye on a couple more pieces I’d like to refinish.
FYI: If you’d like a mini crate like mine you can get it at online at Amazon* or Walnut Hollow.
This project was sponsored by Walnut Hollow, Canvas Corp and Plaid.
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