Little Distressed Crate

When I saw this little crate I knew immediately how I could distress it with some white paint and make it a treasure!

Little distressed crate showing the before and after picture.

Hello everyone! It’s our monthly Trash To Treasure series with

Karianne from Thistlewood Farm

Jenna from Rain On A Tin Roof

and Shannon from AKA Design

Want to see what I found this month?

So this piece of junk was something I LOVE – wooden cheese molds. I have a few of these throughout my house and they are perfect for holding small items especially a cute display for tea bags.

When I spotted this wooden crate during a monthly treasure hunt with my friend, Candice, I snatched it up as it was a great price.

A wooden Kraft crate.

When I got it home, I realized why the price was so good. It wreaked of car oil! Yuck!

It must have been used in someone’s garage to store extra parts. So I wrapped it in a plastic bag and shoved it in my crawlspace.

Showing the inside of the wooden crate.

How was I going to turn this into treasure? With paint, of course.

The crate afterwards in a distressed white.

I wanted to cover up the stench but also have the Kraft labels show. I primed it with Zinsser 123 first then painted a coat of a grey sample paint I had {Martha Stewart Heavy Goose, I believe}.

There are teabags in the white distressed crate.

I love it! And see? It’s perfect for holding tea bags.

The wooden crate on the kitchen counter.

A kettle is beside the wooden crate.

And the smell is gone!

There are teabags inside the wooden crate.

Why not have a cup of tea and follow my co-hosts to see what they’ve done?


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Karianne from Thistlewood Farm

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Jenna from Rain On A Tin Roof

Rainontinroof - So Much Better With Age

Shannon from AKA Design

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  1. Its too cute, Jamie! I love these molds! I used to have one then lost it when I moved. I look for them all the time, but either can’t find them or they are ridiculously priced!

    1. Thanks darling! They are always so overpriced! This one was $3. Now I know why LOL. Who knew you had to smell them before buying, ha!

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