Showing posts with label crates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crates. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Zinc Paint Effects Using Pearl Plaster

Today I'm using a great new product called Pearl Plaster. 

created a zinc-look drawer with
a raised Pearl Plaster stencil surrounding a 
chalkboard label on the front...

zinc drawer using Pearl Plaster

Monday, February 17, 2014

Craft Room with Unique Storage Ideas

My tiny craft room got a little make-over,
a little paint and unique storage for crafts...

craft room organization

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stacked Wine Rack

These stackable wooden wine racks got a coat of white paint and 
with a little sanding the crate-like loveliness came shining through.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Craft Toolbox

The sides of this box are created from old fence boards and the bottom from an old broken wine crate. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DIY Galvanized Steel Tray

I had an old piece of steel laying around, it was a great color and had a great textured patina...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tiled Tote

A simple reclaimed wooden box got a little
less simple with the use of white ceramic tiles and a handle...

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bottle Crate

Another day, another crate...

This little crate is made from an old weathered pallet...

A coat of vinegar/steel wool solution 
gives it a consistent, all over color...

It is the perfect place to gather 
the tiny bottles I found at a thrift store....

It makes a great little box for rooting plants or pretty buds...

Available for sale on Homeroad

Adorable for any kind of flowers!


Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Nautical Buoy Crate

After disassembling an old whitewashed gate
I was anxious to use the reclaimed wood...

This buoy was my nautical inspiration for this project...

I began by creating a box with the gate slats...
attaching 2 slats to the front as a partial cover.

When I attached the bottom 2 slats I made them longer than the box and cut the top to create a point.

Using a 1" hole bit I cut a hole for hanging...

Wood glue and screws make this box sturdy...

I used a long clamp to hold the boards together while the wood glue dried...

When the box was finished I used painter's tape to mask off 2 lines for red stripes...

I stenciled on a number, distressed the paint, 
and added a rope thorough the 
hole for hanging...

And now the old gate is a nautical buoy box...

 put to work in my bathroom...


Chic on a Shoestring DecoratingBeyond The Picket Fence         Photobucket

Friday, August 3, 2012

Vintage Anything

Many people ask about the
vinegar/steel wool solution I use
to age wood in my projects...

It's no secret, you can find
a zillion projects using it on 

graphics fairy

I put a piece of steel wool 
(after the soap is used up) 
into a mason jar then fill the jar with 
white vinegar.

After about 24 hours it is ready to 
paint your wood.

My favorite use is on crates.

When you cut reclaimed wood you get an end that doesn't match the gray wood. 

A little splash of the steel wool solution and it is magically aged to match the 
rest of the reclaimed crate.

I used it here...

and here...

and here...

and now here...

 I aged a set of children's blocks to sell on my Etsy shop
The aged distressed look
is great for Vintage Holiday Projects.

I made 2 sets and I'm keeping one...
Stay tuned!

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