A special thanks to Walnut Hollow and Deco Arts for suppling the products for this project!
Today I have teamed up with some fantastic companies and bloggers for a Handmade Holiday Hop!
I am always looking for an affordable, yet stylish handmade gift for a friend or loved one! There is something about the time put into planning and making a gift that makes it even more special for the recipient.
Today, I am going to show you how I created this vintage utensil crate which is the perfect gift for someone who loves to entertain!
The supplies needed for this project are a rustic crate, french elements stencil, Americana Decor chalky finish paint, Yesteryear, Americana Decor chalky finish paint, Everlasting, Americana Decor creme wax, clear, paintbrushes. The crate is from Walnut Hollow and the paints and wax are all from Deco Arts.
The first step is to sand the crate with a sanding block. I liked the rustic look of the crate as it was, but to help the paint adhere, I sanded it lightly and used a tack cloth to wipe off the excess.
I used two different paints with the intention of distressing the final coat to show the underneath color. The first coat I used was the Americana Decor, Deco Art color called, Everlasting.
I want this piece to be used in the kitchen or for entertaining, so I choose to stencil the word Cafe and an established date on the front. Using painters tape to position the stencil and hold it into place, I painted over the word with the color Everlasting.
After stenciling, I used my sanding block again to lightly sand the edges for a distressed look. Just enough to allow the underneath color to peek out. This gives it a more vintage look as if it has been around for many years.
Lastly, I applied a coat of the Creme Wax which is clear. This will protect the piece from wear and tear especially if it is used for outdoor entertaining.
Loaded up with small mason jars and utensils, this is the perfect crate for entertaining or storing extra kitchen supplies.
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