In my opinion you cannot go wrong with a little extra storage. I would not say that I am the world’s most organized person, but I would say I got my ducks in a row when it comes to storage. One of my go to storage items are small wooden crates. These little crates have proven to be life savers for areas of my home such as my closet, my office and have proven to be quite useful for smaller tasks such as housing all the dog toys.

I picked up this little crate over the weekend and decided to give it a face lift.

Check it out!

Materials Needed:
  • Small Wooden Crate
  • 220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Tack Cloth
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Light Blue Chalk Paint
  • 2 Paint Brushes
  • Stencil Design
  • Sponge Dabber 
  • Clear Matte Finish


  1. Sand down the small wooden crate using the 220 grit sandpaper.
  2. Wipe clean with a tack cloth.
  3. Paint the entire paint using the dark gray chalk paint.
  4. Let the paint fully dry.
  5. After the paint is fully dried, paint the entire crate using the white chalk paint.
  6. Let the white paint fully dry.
  7. Once the paint is fully dry, take your 220 grit sandpaper and distress the white paint until the dark gray starts to show through. Distress to your liking. The goal is a rustic, distressed look.
  8. Wipe with a tack cloth.
  9. Take a stencil with a design of your choosing and position the stencil at the top corners of the crate.
  10. Using a sponge dabber apply the light blue chalk paint to the stencil. Allow the paint to dry 10 seconds and then remove the stencil.
  11. Let the stencil paint fully dry.
  12. Take your 220 grit sandpaper and lightly distress the stencil design.
  13. Wipe down with a tack cloth.
  14. Spray the entire crate with the clear matte finish spray.


    This item is now available for sale in my Etsy Shop. Click Here!

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