Sunday, August 21, 2016


crate, makeover, quickie project, stencil, Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint
A project completed while competing with the rhythm gymnasts at the Olympics.

Only one mistake in my routine - I dropped a loaded brush of Mod Podge.

No deductions - it cleaned right up. 

A gold medal project finished in less than 30 minutes counting drying time.

Started with this wooden crate.

19" X 8" X 7"

Top and part of the side missing in action.

On the back the part of the label said to open on this side - looks like whoever opened the crate did NOT follow directions well.

I could make out the crate was for a mixer of some sort.

Not much left of the label which was badly peeling.

Painted the front with Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Escape.

Used the Farmer's Market stencil from Old Sign Stencils by Funky Junk Interiors .

I highlighted Farmer's in orange.

Several attempts to save the label all failed. 

Used Mod Podge over the whole crate to save what paper was left.

Great crate for fall foliage, pine cones, or pumpkins.

It will be waiting for you in Booth W-10.

If I can part with it.

See y'all!


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  1. I can see orange mums in it this fall! Well done.

  2. Very cute makeover! Love the red highlighted in orange... very subtle yet really adds to it!


  3. I don't blame you a bit if you keep it. No way could I part with it!

  4. Glad you completed the routine with only one mishap. I agree with Magali ... get ready to accept your gold medal.
    Makes me want to dig out my Fall decorations.
    Audrey Z.

  5. Very nice for Fall d├ęcor! I second the orange mums in it. Love the color!

  6. So, can you part with it??? It will look wonderful full of fall foliage.

  7. Too pretty to part the colors!! :)

  8. Painting, stenciling, label preserving, and rhythm gymnastics? You get the gold medal for multi-tasking!


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