Petite Nest Crate

by - April 24, 2013

I picked up this little crate from Goodwill yesterday.  I was going back and forth on whether to keep the natural color or paint it.  So I did a little of both. 

I gave it a "white-wash" instead - basically spreading on some paint and then wiping it off to get just a hint of color.  I left some of the natural wood showing too.  I notice a couple of little paint oopsies but those are going to come right off with some sandpaper.
I loooooove this rooster image from The Graphics Fairy so I knew that was the first thing going on both sides of the crate.  I printed it off in the smallest size possible onto decal paper and placed it on both sides.
I used some leftover Scrabble tiles to spell out NEST.  Then I added some faux green moss and two little eggs for a finishing touch.

Super cheap and easy as I had everything I needed!


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  1. I love this!!! So cute!
    Tell me where do you get decal paper?


  2. That is really cute! Love the rooster image on the side.

  3. I can't believe how clever and cute this crate is! The Scrabble idea is GENIUS! Adorable!

    Poppy :)

  4. How adorable! Great idea to put the scrabble letters and the rooster image is so perfect for this little crate!

  5. sweet and simple

    barb =)


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