I ended my last post with the surface of the drawer sanded and primed and ready to go. I wanted to stencil the outside to look like a crate and decided that the words “The General Store” were appropriate. Using the Cricut machine, I cut out the letters that I needed. Because I was only going to use them one time, cardstock worked just fine.
I used black paint to for the lettering.
On the inside of the crate I used a silk finish acrylic paint. Home Hardware’s of course. It will be easy to clean and it looks fresh.
I scuffed up the lettering and then put a coat of tung oil on the outside of the crate. It brought out the richness of the wood and will give it some protection. If I would use it outside, I would probably give it a couple of coats and would reapply every year.
So this is the finished product. I’m thinking it will probably end up at the cabin but I haven’t decided for sure yet.
My sister made the little folk art birdhouse for me as a gift. She comes up with the cutest designs!
- A Crate from a Drawer
- A Coffee Alternative