French Painted wooden storage crate.
Posted on 28 Nov 2016
With the festive season upon us I am making some awesome gifts for family and friends this year and what better way than to pull out
some POP Paint and get painting.
I painted this raw wooden crate storage box in Dove grey with a distinctive French feel, lightly distressed and waxed to a smooth finish.
This crate makes the perfect gift for anyone that is in need of more storage – and who doesn’t need more storage?
Here’s how I achieved the look…
step 1 – Paint the wooden crate in Dove grey.
With POP Paint you don’t have to sand before painting, and one coat should be more than enough for a nice solid coverage.
step 2 – Adhere a resin element to the front of the painted crate using a strong adhesive.
Leave the adhesive to dry before continuing.
Step 3 – Paint the front of the box with the plain element in another layer of Dove grey.
Once dry, sand the entire crate using a coarse grit sanding paper – I used 80grams.
Distress the edges where natural wear and tear will naturally take place.
Use a clean cloth and wipe away any of the sanding dust.
Add a layer of clear wax and buff the wax until the crate has a smooth silky feel.
Add some small castors to the bottom of the crate – this adds a nice and somewhat quirky finishing touch
to this storage crate.
Use it in the bathroom for soaps and extra towels, in the kitchen as a coffee station, in the bedroom on your side table, or in the office
to hold your stationery.
How will you decorate your home using POP Paint today?
POP Paint 290ml-Dove pp0310