Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid®. All opinions are my own!
I don’t know about you but I am certainly enjoying my pumpkin spice latte’s a whole lot more with the cooler temps! Sometimes it’s super hard as a blogger to just enjoy the current season because wealways try to work one season ahead. Basically when I think about my “business” I’m totally absorbed in all things Christmas, but personally I just want to look at pumpkins and bake pumpkin pie with my coffee in hand. Today’s going to be a personal day though as I share our new DIY Fall Farmhouse Crate with you that so beautifully holds my imperfect pumpkins!
This is a great day project that only requires some paint and a stencil. While this crate is the perfect fall addition, it can easily transition through the different seasons. I always try to make sure my projects can make that change because it eliminates how much stuff I have to store.
- Large Wooden Crate
- FolkArt® Painted Finishes in Barnwood
- FolkArt® Painted Finishes Brush Set
- FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk in White Adirondack
- FolkArt® Home Decor™ Brushes
- FolkArt® Painting Stencils – Vintage Crate
Take a peek at this inspirational catalog and see what all FolkArt has to offer!
DIY Fall Farmhouse Crate
As you can see everything I used for this project comes from FolkArt®. I love how all these products work together! Let’s get started!
Apply the FolkArt® Painted Finishes in Barnwood to the wooden crate following the application instructions on the bottles. Let this dry.
Dry Brush the White Adirondack FolkArt® Home Decor™ Chalk over the barnwood finish.
As you can see above this allows the barnwood Painted Finish to show through the white Home Decor™ Chalk. But in the middle of this step I decided I actually wanted the crate to be more white, but I do love this look so you could stop here if you want. I ended up applying another coat of the white Home Decor™ Chalk. You can still see through it, but it offers that white look I was going for.
Once this is dry you are ready to stencil! These stencils are so easy to use, I just held it in place while I painted it on, but if you prefer you can always tape it down. As you can see my brushes get quite a bit of use!! ; )
I added the main stencil on the side of the crate, and then embellished the sides as well with other parts of the stencil package.
Once everything is dry you are ready to start using your new Fall Farmhouse Crate!