DIY: Mini Crate Make-Over

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DIY Mini Crate Make Over…

Because sometimes a girl changes her mind.

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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.

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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)

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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*.

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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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More Eco Friendly Projects

Walnut hollow earth day hop

My project yesterday was part of a Blog Hop sponsored by Walnut Hollow and Kunin Group.

Our teams are sharing projects that pair both Kunin Group felt and Walnut Hollow wood products to create practical and beautiful home decor, organizing solutions, and entertaining items. You can make these projects all year long, not just for Earth Day. To see more inspiring projects, continue on the hop using the list below:

Walnut Hollow

Kunin Group Felt

Sue Eldred  (that’s ME!)

Beth Watson

Debra Quartermain

Sabrina Alery

Abby Davis

Jennifer Priest

Marilyn Gossett

Laura Kelly

Steph Ackerman

Laura Bray

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Eco Friendly Projects with Walnut Hollow and Kunin Felt

Eco Friendly Projects with Walnut Hollow and Kunin Felts

Today, I’ve teamed up with Walnut Hollow and Kunin Felt, both eco friendly companies,

with some fun projects for Spring.

For my projects I used Walnut Hollow’s:     (*affiliate links)

Earth Day Step Out Collage

Earth Day Projects Collage

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I added Eco-Friendly tableware consisting of Bio-degradable cutlery and Bamboo plates.

Did you know?

Walnut Hollow has always been a huge advocate of environmental sustainability within the art, craft and hobby industry. Walnut Hollow has a strong commitment to environmental initiatives by preserving natural resources through their raw material consumption practices, production processes and recycling activities as well as maintaining an active involvement in the community.

Kunin Felt is made from Eco-fi,® a high-quality fiber made from 100% post-consumer recycled and BPA-free plastic bottles.

Earth Day is April 22nd.  Let’s make a difference.

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