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Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer

painted laundry room and bird stencil on a rustic tray with basket and clothespins


Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, dryer balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer

I wanted to explore the farmhouse décor trend and asked my niece if she had any outdoor farmhouse style decorating ideas. I have that flower wheelbarrow in the backyard, the wooden table to grow my bagged vegetables, and we installed a shed (a much-needed shed!). Now, I wanted something that might match.

She brought in four ideas, including the terrific little DIY farmhouse house number sign I shared a last month, this sweet little jar flower holder and this Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This painted mirror is number four, and we have a fifth in this laundry room organizer!

We actually made everything at the same time as these five projects use a lot of the same materials for all the projects. Not only did it keep costs down, but it also sped things along.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer Notes:

• If you plan on hanging this outside, you may want to varnish the frame first. The more coats, the more water resistent.

• The vinegar solution you make MUST sit for at least 24 hours uncovered. If you cover the solution, it might oxidize and turn orange.

• The vinegar solution smells. Do this outside if possible, a well-ventilated area if not.

• When you stain this wood (or any cheaper wood) the colors of the wood will reveal themselves differently during the staining (tea and vinegar) process depending on the wood used. One board may be one color, the next a different color, and it may vary if you purchase two alike items. That is why a rustic or farmhouse décor is perfect for cheaper woods – it is by definition a more forgiving décor.

• White a farmhouse or rustic style decoration is indeed very forgiving, if you end up with a splotch of paint from your stencil, just go over it with a leave or flower to create more florals. Or, simply leave it. As I said, forgiving.

• Optional: if your tray does not have a hanger on the back, add some twine and staple and /or tack the twine on the back of the plaque. You can braid three pieces of twine together for added strength, tie off the ends and then staple the twine to the back of the tray and added two brads on each side to hold it as the last thing you want is for it to slip and fall.

• Nearly all the materials necessary to make this simple Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organize can be purchased at at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer Materials:

• Vinegar
• Jar(s)
Steel Wool
• White Paint
• Cup (or jar)
• Water (for whitewash)
• Paint – FolkArt 34838 Texture Chalk Painting and Drawing, 8 oz. Dovetail and FOLKART 34832 Texture Chalk Paint Finish, 8 oz. , Green Shadow were used on this project.
Foam Paint Brushes
Dabbers
• Stencils
• Basket
• Hanging Tray

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer Directions:

• 24 hours before making this craft, prepare a vinegar solution. In a small jar, fill ¾ of the way to the top with vinegar and insert a steel wool pad. Allow to sit for 24 hours uncovered.
• Create a whitewash-like paint: simply add a little bit of white paint and water to a jar with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine. You want the whitewash-like paint to be the consistency of cream.
• Cover your work surface against any spills.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Using a foam brush, paint on some of the whitewash-like paint onto the tray (do not wipe this one). Continue until the entire body of the tray is completely whitewashed.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• While the whitewash is still wet (do not allow to dry), “paint” your tray with the vinegar solution. Note: some of the paint will come off on your foam brush.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Allow to dry.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Lay out the stencil. Make sure it is straight. Tack down the stencil with tape if you like.
Green Shadow was used to paint the laundry stencil. This paint dries darker. Using a dabber brush, paint the stencil sign,
• Lift straight up to remove.
• Allow to dry completely.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Paint the bird stencil – blue, grey, green, you choose! On this project, Dovetail was used.
• Lift straight up to remove.
• Allow to dry completely.
• Wash the stencils using soap and water so you can use them for a future project.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Once the tray is completely dry, attach the basket. Be careful your screws or nails do not go through the wood to the other side (and be careful your work surface isn’t marred underneath). If they do come through, either dremel the excess off, or use a putty to prevent scratches from the longer nail or screw.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


• Hang as desired.

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, drier balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.


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Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer

Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer
Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer. Need to organize your laundry room? Looking for a place to store your outdoor clothesline clothespins? Make your own laundry room organizer! This adorable little DIY organizer is stylish and functional. A perfect place to keep clothespins, stain treatments, dryer balls, and more, this rustic organizer is a farmhouse winner.
Prep Time 1 days
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 1 days 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 15.00

Materials

  • Vinegar
  • Jar(s)
  • Steel Wool
  • Stencils
  • Basket
  • Hanging Tray
  • White Paint
  • Water (for whitewash)
  • Paint (for stencils)

Tools

  • Cup (or jar)
  • Foam Paint Brushes
  • Dabbers

Instructions

  1. 24 hours before making this craft, prepare a vinegar solution. In a small jar, fill ¾ of the way to the top with vinegar and insert a steel wool pad. Allow to sit for 24 hours uncovered.
  2. Create a whitewash-like paint: simply add a little bit of white paint and water to a jar with a lid. Shake vigorously to combine. You want the whitewash-like paint to be the consistency of cream.
  3. Cover your work surface against any spills.
  4. Using a foam brush, paint on some of the whitewash-like paint onto the tray (do not wipe this one). Continue until the entire body of tray is completely whitewashed.
  5. While the whitewash is still wet (do not allow to dry), "paint" your tray with the vinegar solution. Note: some of the paint will come off on your foam brush.
  6. Allow to dry.
  7. Lay out stencil. Make sure it is straight. Tack down the stencil with tape if you like.
  8. Green Shadow was used to paint the laundry stencil. This paint dries darker. Using a dabber brush, paint the stencil sign,
  9. Lift straight up to remove.
  10. Allow to dry completely.
  11. Paint the bird stencil - blue, grey, green, you choose! On this project, dovetail grey was used.
  12. Lift straight up to remove.
  13. Allow to dry completely.
  14. Wash the stencils using soap and water so you can use them for a future project.
  15. Once the tray is completely dry, attach the basket. Be careful your screws or nails do not go through the wood to the other side (and be careful your work surface isn't marred underneath). If they do come through, either dremel the excess off, or use a putty to prevent scratches from the longer nail or screw.
  16. Hang as desired.

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Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror

painted green bird stencil on a rustic frame mirror


This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror

I wanted to explore the farmhouse décor trend and asked my niece if she had any outdoor farmhouse style decorating ideas. I have that flower wheelbarrow in the backyard, the wooden table to grow my bagged vegetables, and we installed a shed (a much-needed shed!). Now, I wanted something that might match.

She brought in four ideas, including the terrific little DIY farmhouse house number sign I shared a last month, this sweet little jar flower holder and this Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This painted mirror is number four, however, we added a fifth farmhouse décor craft in this cute little Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer.

We actually made everything at the same time as these five projects use lot of the same materials for all the projects. Not only did it keep costs down, it sped things along.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror Notes:

• If you plan on hanging this outside, you may want to varnish the frame first. The more coats, the more water resistent.

• If you do varnish the frame, do not varnish over the paint as it will discolor. It will also distort the mirror.

• This is a mirror, so you will see reflections in it. Be aware of that when hanging.

• I cannot emphasize enough to allow this to dry completely. Several hours should be good. I simply left it laying flat on a table overnight.

• As with any craft, personalize it to make it yours!

• Nearly all the materials necessary to make this simple Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror can be purchased at at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror Materials:

• 10″x10″ Mirror with Wooden (rustic) Frame
• Stencil
• Tape
• Scissors
• Baby Paint Roller (large nap)
• Tray
FOLKART 34832 Texture Chalk Paint Finish, 8 oz. , Green Shadow
• Embellishments
• Adhesive (Goop Marine if you plan on hanging outside)

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror Directions:

• Fit your stencil inside the mirror frame.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


• If too large, cut it. If smaller than the framed area, place the stencil where you would like it to show after painted on the mirror.
• Tape stencil to mirror.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


• Note: you could stop right here, not paint, glue on the stencil and embellishments and have one cute little mirror-art!

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


• Using a thick nap baby roller and the chalk paint color of your choice (for farmhouse décor, greens, blues, greys, work very well) load up some paint on your roller.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


• Roll the paint in one direction over your stencil. Make sure you get all the way to the stencil ends. If you touch the frame with the paint, clean that up immediately.
• Allow the paint to dry completely before attempting to remove the stencil. I cannot emphasize this enough!!
• Lift the stencil straight up to remove it.
• Wash the stencil so you can save it for another project. You will probably need a scrubby, along with soap and water, as that paint dried.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


• Glue the embellishments onto the corners and the bottom of the wooden frame. A multi-surface adhesive was used on this project, but Goop is a great choice particularly if you plan on hanging this outside (use Marine Goop in that case). You may want to lay-out the embellishments before adhering.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


• Display as desired.

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.


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Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror

Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror
Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. This sweet little painted mirror is easy to make, rustic décor. Great for indoor or outdoor decorating, this DIY farmhouse style painted mirror fills in that small area of open wall space perfectly. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly how to make this simple painted mirror project inexpensively.
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 10.00

Materials

  • Stencil
  • FOLKART 34832 Texture Chalk Paint Finish, 8 oz. , Green Shadow
  • Embellishments
  • Adhesive (Goop Marine if you plan on hanging outside)
  • Tape

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Baby Paint Roller (large nap)
  • Paint Tray

Instructions

  1. Fit your stencil inside the mirror frame.
  2. If too large, cut it. If smaller than the framed area, place the stencil where you would like it to show after painted on the mirror.
  3. Tape stencil to mirror.
  4. Note: you could stop right here, not paint, glue on the stencil and embellishments and have one cute little mirror-art!
  5. Using a thick nap baby roller and the chalk paint color of your choice (for farmhouse decor, greens, blues, greys, work very well) load up some paint on your roller.
  6. Roll the paint in one direction over your stencil. Make sure you get all the way to the stencil ends. If you touch the frame with the paint, clean that up immediately.
  7. Allow the paint to dry completely before attempting to remove the stencil. I cannot emphasize this enough!!
  8. Lift the stencil straight up to remove it.
  9. Wash the stencil so you can save it for another project. You will probably need a scrubby, along with soap and water, as that paint dried.
  10. Glue the embellishments onto the corners and the bottom of the wooden frame. A multi-surface adhesive was used on this project, but Goop is a great choice particularly if you plan on hanging this outside (use Marine Goop in that case). You may want to lay-out the embellishments before adhering.
  11. Display as desired.

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Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to “age” a new crate so it looks rustic using items commonly found in your kitchen pantry. This is a simple project (nearly) anyone can do!

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate

I wanted to explore the farmhouse décor trend and asked my niece if she had any outdoor farmhouse style decorating ideas. I have that flower wheelbarrow in the backyard, the wooden table to grow my bagged vegetables, and we installed a shed (a much-needed shed!). Now, I wanted something that might match.

She brought in four ideas, including the terrific little DIY farmhouse house number sign I shared a last month, this sweet little jar flower holder and this Farmhouse Décor: Easy Painted Mirror. As a fifth farmhouse decor piece, we did this sweet little Farmhouse Décor: Laundry Room Organizer.

We actually made everything at the same time as these five projects use lot of the same materials for all the projects. Not only did it keep costs down, it sped things along.

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate Notes:

• Tea stain: you can use any black tea to form this tea stain. Lipton was used as it has a reddish hue. If you do not want a reddish-hue, avoid Lipton tea.

• The vinegar solution you make MUST sit for at least 24 hours uncovered. If you cover the solution, it might oxidize and turn orange.

• This crate is going to go outside. It can be used to hold toys (that what my niece intended when she thought of doing this), towels, etc. I put the faux flowers in it and cannot begin to describe how fabulous that look is in person! You could swap the flowers out with the season – spring, summer, winter, or fall. Those are dollar store flowers. If you have a lot of leftover faux flowers from craft projects *cough* you could use those!

• Farmhouse/rustic, etc. décor is muted and weathered looking. The tea and vinegar will “age” your new crate. The stencils were to add some depth, timeless-feel, etc. The colors used on this project are very quiet and soft. You could definitely use brighter colors – as always personalize the craft to your taste and décor scheme!

• Depending on where this will be outside, you may want to consider varnishing it (several coats are fine, allow to dry completely between applications). Using a varnish with a satin finish such as this FolkArt one will not have a high shine and will keep your project “rustic looking” by not adding a high shine, while adding extra protection against the elements.

• Nearly all the materials necessary to make this easy Farmhouse Décor: Jar Flower Holder can be purchased at at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby.

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate Materials:

Wooden Crate
• Vinegar
• Jar(s)
Steel Wool
• Black Tea
• Cup (or jar)
• Water (for tea)
• Stencils Farmhouse or Dandelions (used on the craft shown) or perhaps birds would be appropriate.
• Paint – FolkArt 34838 Texture Chalk Painting and Drawing, 8 oz. Dovetail and FOLKART 34832 Texture Chalk Paint Finish, 8 oz. , Green Shadow were used on this project.
• Foam Brushes
Dabbers

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate Directions:

• 24 hours before making this craft, prepare a vinegar solution. In a small jar, fill ¾ of the way to the top with vinegar and insert a steel wool pad. Allow to sit for 24 hours uncovered.
• Make the tea stain at the same time: 6 tea bags per 1 cup of water, and allow to steep overnight. This is strong tea!
• 24 hours after making your tea stain and vinegar solution, cover a work surface against spills or stains.

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


• Place your wooden crate down on the covered surface, and tea stain the entire plaque, including the sides, insides, all the sides of the slats. You can do the bottom if you like. Do not worry about any distressing – you want some distressing as it adds charm to the finished piece.
• Vinegar stain over the tea stain immediately. The reason you are doing the vinegar solution over the still wet tea solution is the tannins in the tea will react with the steel wool in the vinegar to give the wood a weathered look.
• Allow the crate to dry completely.

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


• Tape down a stencil so it does not move (you do not have to do this step, but I highly advise it).

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


• Place a napkin or paper towel inside the crate to catch any paint drips. You are using a dabber so the paint it unlikely to drip, but better safe than sorry.
• Using a dabber, dab the paint over the stencil to create the look you want. Since these are slats, you will not be painting over the entire stencil, just where there is wood.

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


• Lift the stencil straight up in the air to remove it. This will help avoid smears and smudges.
• You can do three sides at one sitting, but wait to do the fourth side until at least one other side is dry (you need to flip the dry side down to expose the unpainted side). You can stencil one, two, three, or all four sides, it just depends on the look you want.

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


• If you have any extra smears or smudges, no worries… “rustic” is very forgiving. If it bothers you too much, paint a leave, flower, or bird over that smudge.
• Allow to dry completely.
• To clean the stencils: was with soap and water, and use a sponge to get off all the paint used on the craft. Allow to dry completely before reusing the stencil.

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


• Display as you like!

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to


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Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate

Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate
Farmhouse Décor: Age and Stencil a Crate. This easy step-by-step tutorial will give a beautiful weathered look to a new crate. Learn how to "age" a new crate so it looks rustic using items commonly found in your kitchen pantry. This is a simple project (nearly) anyone can do!
Prep Time 1 days
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 days
Total Time 2 days 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 15.00

Tools

  • Jar(s) or Cup
  • Foam Brushes
  • Dabbers

Instructions

  1. 24 hours before making this craft, prepare a vinegar solution. In a small jar, fill ¾ of the way to the top with vinegar and insert a steel wool pad. Allow to sit for 24 hours uncovered.
  2. Make the tea stain at the same time: 6 tea bags per 1 cup of water, and allow to steep overnight. This is strong tea!
  3. 24 hours after making your tea stain and vinegar solution, cover a work surface against spills or stains.
  4. Place your wooden crate down on the covered surface, and tea stain the entire plaque, including the sides, insides, all the sides of the slats. You can do the bottom if you like. Do not worry about any distressing – you want some distressing as it adds charm to the finished piece.
  5. Vinegar stain over the tea stain immediately. The reason you are doing the vinegar solution over the still wet tea solution is the tannins in the tea will react with the steel wool in the vinegar to give the wood a weathered look.
  6. Allow the crate to dry completely.
  7. Tape down a stencil so it does not move (you do not have to do this step, but I highly advise it).
  8. Place a napkin or paper towel inside the crate to catch any paint drips. You are using a dabber so the paint it unlikely to drip, but better safe than sorry.
  9. Using a dabber, dab the paint over the stencil to create the look you want. Since these are slats, you will not be painting over the entire stencil, just where there is wood.
  10. Lift the stencil straight up in the air to remove it. This will help avoid smears and smudges. You can do three sides at one sitting, but wait to do the fourth side until at least one other side is dry (you need to flip the dry side down to expose the unpainted side). You can stencil one, two, three, or all four sides, it just depends on the look you want.
  11. If you have any extra smears or smudges, no worries… “rustic” is very forgiving. If it bothers you too much, paint a leave, flower, or bird over that smudge.
  12. Allow to dry completely.
  13. To clean the stencils: was with soap and water, and use a sponge to get off all the paint used on the craft. Allow to dry completely before reusing the stencil.
  14. Display as you like!

If you would like more rustic, farmhouse crafts, check out these posts:

Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath DIY – This DIY tutorial on how to make a Rustic Fall Burlap Wreath has easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Less than an hour or so of your time results in a lovely autumn wreath that is highly customizable, and a lot less expensive than a store bought wreath! Perfect fall decor for your front door

Patriotic Farmhouse Wreath DIY – This simple to make, rustic style American patriotic mesh farmhouse wreath is wonderful for outdoor or indoor display. Using only three materials and scissors, this easy to make wreath comes together in about 15 minutes. If you are looking for a patriotic holiday wreath, this little beauty is it!

Shabby Chic Autumn Wreath – If you are a fan of shabby chic décor for your home, you are going to want to make this lovely shabby chic autumn wreath! Simple to make, the soft and understated colors are perfect shabby chic wall décor or door décor.


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