DIY Blanket Crate

DIY Blanket Crate

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 28th 2020

Give blanket storage some style with Americana Decor® Texture™.


    • scissors
    • pencil
    • painter's tape
    • large wooden crate
    • palette knife
    • flat brushes
    • cardstock


    1. Gather the materials.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the inner edges of the crate with Light Fern.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Continue to paint the outside of the crate with Light Fern in a crosshatch motion.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint the inside of the crate with Olive. Allow to dry. Add a second coat for complete coverage.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Trace the oval shape of the crate handle onto a sheet of cardstock.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Cut out the oval shape and use to trace the shape onto the front and back of the crate.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Stagger the shapes, alternating the number of ovals on each board.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. For the sides, tape off the middle section.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Spread Deep Bronze (Metallic) with a palette knife into the oval shapes.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Continue adding texture to all of the ovals.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Let the Deep Bronze (Metallic) dry slightly and lightly swipe over the surface with a wet palette knife to smooth down the peaks of paint.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Paint Olive around each oval shape. Allow to dry and add a second coat.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Add Deep Bronze (Metallic) to the crate sides.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. After smoothing down peaks with a wet palette knife, take off the painter's tape while the paint is still wet to get a clean line.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Place more painter's tape on each side of texture paint.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. Paint Olive on either side of the texture paint. Remove the painter's tape while the paint is still wet for a clean line.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Touch up the paint in any areas to finish.
    34. Instruction #17