I have a thing for crates. It makes me happy that I can purchase them (small-large) for $6 or less. I use them for a lot of things…everyday décor, party centerpieces, gifts, art shows, storage, you name it. So many possibilities. Here is a crate makeover that I recently completed:
Unfinished craft store crate $3
Dark Walnut Stain
Matte white paint (I used gesso)
brown craft paint
2. Paint over with white (2-3 coats) and let dry.
3. Pencil on and paint lettering using brown craft paint (I printed the text off Word and a/b transferred). -Dry brush method works best for rustic finish.
4. Hammer on some nail tacks for added charm.