Each month I join in the #DIYBlogChallenge and this month’s theme was flower power. I love flowers but don’t do too much with them in my decorating so I racked my brain because I didn’t want to just make a wreath for my front door (although I could really use one). We are short on storage in the house we moved into and we need to get rid of the boxes. I decided to paint a crate to hold all of the Wii games and controllers we have.
It doesn’t look nice with all the controllers laying around plus we have a box full of games and I am trying to get rid of all the boxes. I picked up a crate at Walmart but I wasn’t sure what kind of flowers I wanted to put on it.
The Graphics Fairy has tons of printables so I found one I liked here.
I used Classic Home Parisian Grey chalk paint to paint the crate. Once it was dry, I got out my transfer paper to trace my flower onto the crate.
The entire bunch of flowers looked too heavy for the crate, instead, I traced just the middle stalk onto my painted crate. I painted over my lines with white acrylic paint. I added pink into the petals and two shades of green for the leaves. Then I dotted a few darker pink dots inside a couple of the flowers.
I found a few more graphics to use at the Graphics Fairy site here and here. Using the mirror image, I printed them out on wax paper. Then I positioned them onto the crate. I used the wooden end of a sponge brush to burnish it onto the crate.
This crate will get a lot of use, rather than sealing it with wax I used Polycrylic. I added four casters to the bottom of the crate. Wheels make everything easier to put away, right?
It was barely out of my hands when my 13-year-old who loves to organize had it filled with all of their video game paraphernalia.
I love that this looks like a vintage stamped crate.
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