Sunday, September 11, 2016


quick makeover, painting crates, Krylon spray paint
New displays for my booth means getting crates ready.

I only beautified four of them so this project counts as a almost-quickie.

It took me about ninety minutes to complete.

Remember these vegetable crates from my Friday Finds post? 

A dealer sells these for $3.75 each.

They hold up to 30 pounds.

These crates were used to ship radishes from Mexico.

There is a YUCK factor in removing the remains of the vegetables. 

A good grill brush and a hand sander does the trick.

Cleaned and ready for the paint.

Usually I brush them with white paint for extra coverage.

However this time I wanted more of a barn wood look.

Had two almost full spray cans of Krylon Creekstone.

It took all of them plus some of a can of Fossil to cover.

 Raw wood sure soaks up paint!

For display only. 

I have BIG plans to restructure the back section of my large booth.

I hope I can finish what I have started.


See y'all!


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  1. I love the gray look! Hmmm, I may have to try that for my booth, which is tiny and needs some pizazz!

  2. Love the look of these crates. I hope you do get the changes made to your booth. I might be needing another junking trip with you soon! HUGS!

  3. Wow, before I read what you wrote I thought you had two different sets of crates there... new ones and old ones! That paint sure looks authentic! Can't wait to see what your booth looks like.

    Did you close your Etsy shop for good? When I click on the link at the bottom of your post I get a Google 404 error.


  4. Keep moving forward, Donna! You can do it!!! Then, we want pictures!!!

  5. Love that color ... I have some old crates/boxes to restore and now, seeing what you did, I want make mine look like weathered wood. Love the display of old farm tool parts and anxious to see your display.
    Audrey Z.

  6. Please, please tell me that you're going to stage these crates exactly the way they are here. It's just so perfectly "Children of the Corn."

    I'm stuck in booth redo hell at the moment. Nothing is working right.

  7. Oh wow, Donna! I really like the finish. Can you share your process of how you achieved the look?

  8. Nice finish on those crates...I might copy you for some I'm doing in my sons apartment. ;)

  9. They look great! I have never heard of the color Creekstone but I love it and will be looking for it! Have a great week!


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