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
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
Crates are so useful for so much. Love the blue edging detail. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty 🙂
Life With Lorelai
Those Crates are so pretty with that gorgeous Blue accent color! There must be a million things you could do with them! Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty
What a great idea! I love the little pop of color on the wood crates. Thanks for sharing your photos and tips for how to do this. I need some wood crates in my life – probably this spring/summer when I can do a project like this.
Thanks Nicole. I have added a few more things to my craft room in that same color and love it.
Grandmas House DIY says
That touch of color was such a great idea! We would love to have you at our To Grandma’s house we go link party that opened this Wednesday morning and lasts all week!
Thanks. I will look into it.
Sara @ finditfixitorbuildit.com says
These look so pretty! I love the pop of color you added to it; I wouldn’t have thought of doing that.
Thanks Sara. I only envisioned adding the color to the handles but once I got started I just continued going. I like the way them came out too.
I love the hint of aqua on the crates Donna 🙂
Thanks Amber. I seem to really be drawn to that color this year. I have a feeling I will be using it in other places in the house as well.
Toni | Small Home Soul says
Such a cute idea, I love the pop of color, it’s so unexpected but pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Waste Not Wednesday!
Jann Olson says
The little bit of color really is fun Donna. One of my favorite colors too! Perfect for your craft room. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Calling by from Share Your Cup Thursday, love the crates, this style very popular in the UK as well at present.
Thanks. I didn’t know that so good to know I”m in style in other places. Thanks for visiting.
Carol ("Mimi") says
These turned out great. I love just the little hint of color peaking through. I pinned your previous post about your craft room makeover. So fresh and neat!
Thanks Mimi. I hope to complete all of my new projects for the craft room in the next few weeks but I’m certainly enjoying the space so much already.
That is so pretty; I like the detail of the paint on top of the boards.