My husband bought me these three wood crates for Christmas for me to use in my new craft room. Since I like the look of these rough wood crates in a rustic stain, the plans I made for them would be easy.
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Stained Wood Crate with Painted Details
For this project you will need:
- Wood Crates in any size
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint brushes or foam brushes
- MinWax Stain in Early American (or any color of your choice)
I spent a few hours applying a beautiful rustic stain color from MinWax in Early American. They looked great and will be wonderful as shelving in my craft room.
But, they needed something- they were kind of boring. I didn’t want to just paint over the stain but wanted to just add enough color to make them different. Just a pop of color to make them more interesting and work with the colors in the room.
My idea was to add color just to certain small areas of the crates in the handles and along the inside of the wood slats.
I used Apple Barrel acrylic paint in Bimini Blue for the accent color.
Just by adding color to the inside of the handles and the inside edges of the wood slats makes these crates more interesting without distracting from the beautiful stain color too much – or look too boring with just the stain only.
I love how they coordinate so well with the hanging organizers I have above my work table.
Another project for my craft room is complete. Now to move on to the next idea.
“Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us.” Hebrews 12:1