French Crate

by - August 21, 2014

I picked up two of these little wood crates at a garage sale several months ago.  They were holding metal brass letters - which I also purchased and have for sale in my vintage Etsy shop.  Earlier this week I decided to give one a makeover.

I ran out of white spray paint and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, so when I was at Michael's on Monday, I bought their version of chalk paint.
Unfortunately, not all chalk paint is the same.  I didn't love this one. It took about 3-4 coats to cover the wood which admittedly was a little old and dirty.  Still, I think I made it work.
After it was dry, I added the French images (from the Graphics Fairy) using the Omni Gel method.  I also sanded it in random spots for a more aged look.
I'm using it to hold some of my coffee-baked tags.

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  1. Looks great! What a great box to organize things like tags, too.

  2. Ha! See, you have to come back and see me!!! LOL
    Love the crate and going to check out the metal stencils too :)

  3. I love it! Your crate turned out so cute, what a lucky find. I sure would love some of those in my craft room to store things. Love the color and the French graphics, too!

  4. Love this~~ That graphic is one of my favorites and it looks great on this wonderful crate. Great storage for tags!!
    Have a great weekend.


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