Garden sign crate entry table on a wall
There’s so much good stuff going on today, I think I’m gonna pop!
#1. First off, I LOVE a new project reveal. This garden sign crate entry table on a wall is it!
#2. Two new garden themed stencil designs have been launched today!
#4. There’s a big ‘ol fun giveaway at the end, of stencils AND paint!
New garden stencils
These are two brand new garden themed stencil additions to Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils, that are built to mix and match with each other, offering a TON of fun, summery takes!
They were inspired by those that love to create in their gardens. And I couldn’t wait to try them out for an indoor project I had in mind!
(these designs have encouraged me to work on my outdoors… more soon!)
My entry was actually in pretty good shape, thanks to the entry redo I did just before Christmas.
But… it was still decorated with Christmas themed signs. Whoops.
But the even bigger issue is, it lacked an entry table due to my bike needing to be inside the house.
Garden-themed crate desk
You may recognize this old relic. I had it hanging on my wall for quite some time as a wall grouping HERE.
It was the PERFECT size for what I envisioned for my entry fix.
Outside of crate
Casement is Fusion’s version of white. It has the slightest whisper of warmth, but is a very crisp white that offered great coverage.
The outside of the crate, and the inside of the lid got it with 2-3 coats of Casement.
Tip: When transitioning from a dark to light colour, Fusion’s Concealer is a must have for a first coat. It costs half the price of paint, saving the good stuff for last. I would have used it if I had it on hand.
Inside of crate
Bedford is suppose to be a grey with a yellow undertone, but to me it definitely has a gorgeous greyish sage green undertone, which was perfect for this garden themed project!
Clay pot – copper gilding paste
Lettering – Coal Black
Flowers – Casement (white)
For the little clay pot, I used Fusion’s gilding paste, and a little Coal Black around the edges to give it some roundness.
Letters – Coal Black
Clay pot – copper Gilding Paste
Flower – Casement (white) and mixed Inglenook (mint green) & Coal Black
Black strips of wood – Coal Black edged with copper Gilding Paste.
For the wooden branch, Chocolate was put down first, then just the tips received a little Coal Black, while more in the centre got a lighter mix of Chocolate mixed with Casement (white).
Notice the falling leaves? A couple extra leaves created a feeling of movement.
For the black strips, the edging with gilding paste had them looking like metal strips up close, and wood from a distance. Cool and unexpected effect!
How to stencil:
1. Load the brush with your paint.
2. Offload the paint by tapping on a rag or something absorbent.
3. Tape stencil into place with masking tape.
4. Tap up and down to transfer the paint through the stencil.
* the drier your brush, the sharper your image will be!
Learn more tips on stencilling HERE.
Crate hinges – Chocolate, Coal Black, and copper Gilding Paste
The hinges on the crate were actually painted over, so I made them look metal by first painting them Chocolate, then while still wet, dabbed on a little Coal Black. Once dry, I rubbed some copper gilding paste along the edges.
Adding old hardware to any piece gives it a touch of authenticity. So old junk it is! I dug through my rusty stash and found rusty S hooks, and chunks of locks, along with some old twine.
Holes were predrilled, then the hardware was screwed into place, which would ultimately hold the lid open to form a table top.
The paint was barely dry, when I raced to the front entry to put the crate to use!
1. Place level on top of crate.
2. Insert one screw through crate into a board and batten strip on the wall.
3. Tilt to desired position until level, then add more screws to fasten.
I wish my real office was this easy to clean.
And… open for business!
p.s. I love photo shoots. They make me line up our shoes…
Fusion Mineral Paint is a 100% VOC free, acrylic based paint that has a built in primer and topcoat, and generally requires very little prep. The coverage is amazing, and application smooth as butter.
Find a Fusion merchant near you for paint and these stencils HERE.
Visit my front door post HERE where I share many Fusion tips!
Find more finished STENCIL PROJECTS HERE
.Winner of this giveaway is Ruffles & Relics!
“3 chances to win!”
This giveaway kit includes everything to help you make your own sign!
1.Visit Fusion Mineral Paint HERE, then come back in comments and tell us your favorite paint colour name, and you’re in!
2. For a 2nd entry, visit Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils HERE, then come back in comments, and tell us your favorite stencil design!
3. For a 3rd entry, subscribe to my blog HERE, then comment again to indicate you already do or have done so.
This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the USA, 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Each blog will draw one name from their comments, which will be pooled together to pick one ultimate winner. This giveaway ends Sunday, June 5th, midnight Pacific, and winner will be emailed and announced on this post Tuesday, June 7th. Good luck and happy stencilling!
Disclosure / I am part of a blogger program, where Fusion Mineral Paint is sent to me to trial, however I have not been compensated for this post.
And now for the REAL fun part!
Visit my friends below to see what surprises they have in store… and for more chances to win that giveaway! 🙂
What do you think of the new designs? What would you make?
Homeroad – wait till you see those legs…
Garden Up Green – beauty inside and out!
Beyond the Picket Fence – I’m wheely smitten with this one!
Inspired By Charm – olde world charm to a garden filled porch!