How to Build a Stenciled Tulip Tray with Paint Sticks6:40:00 AM
I just love tulip trays, they are Springtime gorgeous!
Recently I found a pile of wood scraps on the side of the road. I often find trim scraps sticking out of garbage cans and I can't help myself... I pull over every time!
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There were some great pieces in this pile, 1"x1" pressure treated pieces as well as a whole pile of extra large paint sticks.
I try not to buy wood at the lumber store. Homeroad is all about repurposing so found wood is what I love to use.
And so this project began... I cut the 1"x1" pieces as my corners then attached thin flat pieces as the sides of the crate.
The bottom was easy, I just cut several extra large paint sticks to size and using wood glue and my awesome Ryobi nail gun, attached the sticks to the bottom of the crate. By the way that glue bottle in the photo above is awesome! It keeps the glue from drying out and clogging.
This is a super easy build and free with found wood.
The tulip crate can be stained with added chicken wire like this French Vegetable Crate I made years ago.
Or like this one that I'm painting with white milk paint. I'm trying Folk Art Milk Paint, it comes in a whole bunch of colors and it works great.
I added an Old Sign Stencil grain sack stencil to the sides of the crate all the way around using a dark green chalky paint.
This beauty reminds me of Spring as I'm writing this post while a Blizzard is hitting our area. I guess I will be sticking with the faux tulips for a while!
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