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. Cute project! Love the graphics!

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

  6. sweet and simple

    barb =)


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