Hello Monday Moaners!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Today, I am honored to have Sue from
Sue is a DIY, paper crafting, picture taking, creative kind of gal. She's also a bit of an organizing nut! Sue loves to find good JUNK to re-purpose into GREAT treasures!
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My DIY Mini Crate Make Over…
Because sometimes a girl changes her mind.
It all started with this…
My Sweet Earth Day Tea Party Crate.
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 in my work space.
Because my work space has a vintage vibe… a mini make over was in order.
I took off the flower embellishment and gave the crate a light sanding.
Then I painted the crate with FOLKART Plaid 34153 Home Decor Chalk, 8-Ounce, Imperial.
Being an impatient crafter, I was tempted to start my next color right away.
Make sure to wait.
Make sure to wait.
Allow a couple of hours for the piece to dry before adding the next color. (trust me).
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.
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 mat finish, you can stop right here.
I wanted a little more sheen, so I applied FOLKART Plaid 34170 Home Decor Wax, 8-Ounce, Clear.
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.
Thank you so much Sue, for guest blogging and showing off your fabulous crate makeover!
And thank you all for tuning in today!
Until Next Time...