Building a Farm Crate From a Repurposed Project

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Once in a while I find it necessary to repurpose 
another repurposed project. 

Got that? 

vintage crate with a farmhouse stencil and a painted patina www.homeroad.net

When a client saw a crate she liked on my friend Jane's page called Grit Antiques, she asked if I could duplicate the project for her. 

"No problem" I said. I can do that.... Maybe. 

The problem was I didn't have any old wood to duplicate the look so I searched around the basement for something I could use.  I had this old Chalkboard Cubbie project that I never sold and was just using for storage. The stained wood on this box would be a perfect base!
vintage crate with a farmhouse stencil and a painted patina www.homeroad.net

I pulled the box apart and rebuilt a crate the size I needed with the wood from the cubbies. 

vintage crate with a farmhouse stencil and a painted patina www.homeroad.net

Wood glue, a nail gun, and clamps were put to work transforming the cubbies into a DIY farm crate.

vintage crate with a farmhouse stencil and a painted patina www.homeroad.net

I am trying a new paint for this project.  I'm trying Country Chic Paint in a color called Simplicity.

Country Chic Paint is a beautiful furniture paint specifically designed for DIYers with a love for refinishing furniture and home decor. This fabulous paint is eco-friendly and contains no harmful solvents. The paint has a beautiful matte finish and distresses beautifully with sand paper. It was perfect for this project because it distressed so easily. 

vintage crate with a farmhouse stencil and a painted patina www.homeroad.net

I used part of a beautiful, large FARMHOUSE stencil from Old Sign Stencils by Funky Junk Interiors to create the word FARM for the crate.

Dark wax over the paint created an old patina that was just what I was looking for on the crate. 

vintage crate with a farmhouse stencil and a painted patina www.homeroad.net

The crate turned out just as I had hoped. A perfect old looking crate inspired by the one my client saw on Jane's blog

Funny thing is when you go to see the project on Jane's blog her crate was a little bit different than this one after all... see what I mean!

vintage crate with a farmhouse stencil and a painted patina www.homeroad.net


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  1. Love your little FARM crate, Susan! I think Jane made the look iconic! And I think I need one now too. LOL

    Thanks for your mention of the stencils!

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    1. The funny thing was that my friend sent me a pic she wanted me to copy and I didn't know it was Jane's and I didn't know it actually said FARMHOUSE on hers.... so I made it say FARM and saw Jane's FARMHOUSE later! LOL

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