Dress Up An Unfinished Wood Crate
With Metallic Gold Paint
I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been seeing a lot of white and gold home decor lately. I’m talking about the two colors together. I love the white and gold combo. It wasn’t too long ago we were trying to get rid of all the gold picture frames, lamps, etc. in our homes. It wasn’t stylish anymore, we were going for the silver. Gold is back! I saw a few bottles painted gold and white last week and they were the inspiration for this project.
I started with an unfinished wood wine crate from Crate and Pallet. For the paint I used FolkArt white acrylic and Martha Stewart Metallic Gold.
And I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Here are the details…
I painted the top slats and one end of the crate white and the bottom slats and the other end of the crate metallic gold. I poured the paints on a plate. As you can see it didn’t take much paint. I did put on two thin coats of each color.
The crate looked pretty sweet with just the paint but I thought it would look even better with sisal rope handles. I know…enough sisal already! I found this trim (or braid) in my junk stash and decided it was perfect. I bought the trim at a thrift store once upon a time. I knew I would need it eventually.
I wasn’t sure how to keep the trim from unraveling so I applied my new favorite adhesive ( DAP RapidFuse) to the ends.
I found four decorative gold tacks and nailed the trim to each end of the crate.
Yep, I’m patting myself on the back and eating a piece of chocolate.
I’ve never used the wood crates for wine but I do use them in my bathroom to hold personal products and washcloths.
They are perfect for corralling kids play supplies too.
Crate With Metallic Gold Paint
I set the crate with the mason jars and flowers on the kitchen counter and I smile every time I see it. I can’t help it. Sometimes the simplest things make me the happiest.
How do you feel about the trend back to metallic gold?
Did you see the cute beverage station the JTS and I made? It’s turquoise! You can see it here if you missed it…Multi Purpose Beverage Station .
Till tomorrow…have a great day.