This little crate is a perfect example of looking past the paint and styling to see the bones of a piece. The curvy lines got my attention and I knew I could turn it from country to French country. Country French?
I popped off the star, then sanded off the bits that were left behind. I painted the whole thing with 2 coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Snow White.
Then, going to my favorite graphics source, The Graphics Fairy, I used just a section of the lettering on Karen’s French Fabrique graphic. I transferred the graphic using CitraSolv. As you can see, it smeared a little as usual for me.
I was ok with the not so perfect transfer because I planned on distressing it anyway. After sanding, I applied a glaze and one coat of wipe on poly.
I reused the fleur de lis from my Valentine art for a little extra bling- just add a wash of white paint to soften the black.
This little crate is great for displaying extra hand towels and a candle on our tub.
The candle had faded, so I wrapped it in scrapbook paper and a page torn from an old hymnal.
I love the way it turned out. Changing this crate from country to French country was as simple as a new coat of paint and a little graphic magic. What would you use this crate for?
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