Wall or Standing Storage Crate for Paint

Wall or Standing Storage Crate for Paint

Posted by DecoArt on Dec 31st 2015

This stylish crate organizes DecoArt paint products as a wall or standing unit.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • waxing brush
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • finishing nails
    • wood glue
    • cosmetic sponge
    • hammer
    • handsaw
    • brads
    • scrap wood
    • sawtooth hanger
    • wooden crate



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Thoroughly sand the wooden crate. (The smoother the surface, the more wood grain will show when painting.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using scrap wood and a handsaw, cut three shelves to fit the inside of the crate.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. With a 3/4" flat brush, brush on Bittersweet in sections of the crate. While it is still wet, wipe away paint with a paper towel or soft cloth to reveal wood grain. (Only paint the inside area of the crate.)
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint the outside and handle of the crate in New Life using a 3/4" flat brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a cosmetic sponge, randomly paint on arrows from the Americana Array of Arrows Stencil in Carbon.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. With a 3/4" flat brush, apply a coat of Clear Crème Wax to the painted areas.
    12. With the waxing & finishing brush, apply Deep Brown Crème Wax to the painted areas. (Concentrate on the corners to make them a little darker.)
    13. Instruction #7
    14. Along the top and bottom edge of the crate, hammer in decorative brads.
    15. Paint all three shelves in Heritage. Let dry. Once dry, coat the shelves with Clear Crème Wax. Repeat with Deep Brown Crème Wax for an aged look.
    16. Instruction #9
    17. Roughly position the shelves to the desired space amounts. (The shelf shown perfectly fits Decou-Page, Chalky Finishes, Americana Acrylics, and Media Fluid Acrylics). Run a bead of wood glue along the back and sides of the shelves and slide into place. Tack with finishing nails for extra hold.
    18. Instruction #10
    19. Optional: Add sawtooth hangers for wall hanging.