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
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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!
For more ideas and inspiration, be sure to visit Plaid® online, and connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Drooling over this…I love the effect of dry brushing the white over barnwood. Wow! And those stencils…love.
Thanks for sharing the farmer’s market box tutorial. I try to do the same thing as you–create things/buy things that I can use again and again in different ways, do to limited storage. This is another one of those pieces. I really appreciate the step-by-step tutorial and the recommendations on the paint color. That takes some of the guess work out of it for me.
GREAT idea! I will definitely be giving this a try. I actually have some chalk paint for something else…THANK YOU for the inspiration.
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Courtney @ Pop It Up Girl says
This is so beautiful! I could totally see this as Christmas/Winter project too! Great stuff! I featured this today on my blog if you’d like to come take a look! Thanks for inspiring so many!
Cherryl Ehlenburg says
This is perfect! I already have a crate that I painted a chalky white, but that’s as far as I got. And I actually already have the stencil you used! I was going to do it differently, but I like yours better, so thank you for your inspiration!
Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy says
Very cute farmhouse crate, and great tutorial. pinning to show my daughter!
ty for info
Vintage and Specialty Woods says
This is an awesome project. I love that you didn’t paint the entire crate white. It adds to the rustic farmhouse vibe. I want to make something like this but with a raw finish.
I completely agree! It’s so easy to get caught up in the business aspect of blogging and forget to enjoy the present moment. It’s important to take a step back and appreciate the current season and all the wonderful things it has to offer, like sipping on a delicious pumpkin spice latte and enjoying the cooler temps.