My friends, I had one fun weekend! And I do believe it helped activate my love of junk again! It’s been awhile.
Sunday was actually my birthday. So I head out without a real destination, and ended up antique / junk shopping!
Full intentions to show you around was planned for tonight, however part of the post will have a video attached that is not quite ready yet. Boo!
But perhaps this is even better… instead of showing you just the stuff I saw and got, here’s what I did with one piece!
How cute is this thing?!
I don’t even know what to call it. It’s like a toolbox, but really a tray with a handle. With a dash of a crate.
Well, whatever you call it, it certainly is a fabulously versatile piece that I couldn’t wait to play with!
So just today I grabbed the handle and flew through the house, dreaming up what I needed it for. And got overwhelmed…
So I did the next best thing. I brought it downstairs to my room of chill, so I could focus on the piece, not my
I kept seeing one thing on it though, and I just couldn’t let it go.
It needed a grain sack stripe, but not very much of one!
Just a tiny one.
And 2 seconds later, there it was!
That little burst of happy red seemed to wake the little crate up in an authentic vintage way, don’t you think?
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The grain sack stripe stencil was positioned onto the side of the crate, then the paint stenciled on. No masking tape was needed, I just held it in place and went for it.
The end. Easiest DIY ever! It was more work to write it than to actually do it.
You can learn some stencil tips HERE
And for vintage grain sack enthusiasts, you may be pleased to know, we have released 6 different grain sack stencil designs so you can achieve this quaint look on anything desired in more ways than one! The stripes are scaled to mix and match so you can get really original.
I used G6 for this little crate. But I’m really looking forward to playing with G1 as soon as it arrives!
So… now let’s play with the crate! With 3 different looks. Which one is your fav?
The first thing that came to mind was a mini office organizer.
I actually need this beside my downstairs computer, so this proved to be perfect.
The tote was the perfect size for standard sheets of paper, and the handle was a great place to hang a few rusty S-hooks to help organize some office gear.
A little antique muffin tin was perfect for holding all kinds of office odds and ends.
Ok, onto #2…
Oh my goodness.
This is about when I realized I needed two of these crates. Because I needed this paint and paintbrush organizer in my paint studio as much as the office tote!
The depth of the crate is so perfect for tester sized Fusion paint pots.
And the S-hooks gave a long paint brush a home.
I was sooooo tempted to paint a teal grain sack stripe on the other side, however I wanted one side bare for when that need transpired.
It’s nice to have options, yes?
And now for #3… can you even guess before you scroll? It involves my fav beverage…
Bingo! You were so right if you guessed coffee! If my own coffee station area in my kitchen were a tiny bit larger, this would have been so perfect.
I can see this coming in handy on my cleaned up patio table too! As soon as the sunshine makes an appearance.
And now the hardest part is, which idea will the little tote crate thing actually be used for?!
I’ll let you know… right after I have a coffee.
I may have just answered my own question…
How would you use this adorable little crate?
Other grain sack striped projects to date: