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I’m a huge fan of crates and remember purchasing them years ago before learning how to build my own. They’re fun and I love that you can leave them natural or customize with color to accent any lifestyle.
There are many ways to incorporate crates making life a little easier; they’re better than cardboard boxes because they don’t fall a part.
I decided to add this project to our Workshop inventory because Farmer’s Market season is in full swing and what a perfect way to carry all those natural purchases.
This crate is big enough to haul a few things but not so heavy you feel like you’re lifting weights.
To build this project it’s super easy, very boxy and it’s assembled with finishing nails. These kits will be available for one of our July workshops, Sign Up Here.
The Farmer’s Market crate consisted of a very light coat of Mint Julep from Dixie Belle paint. This color is amazing and reminds me of mint ice cream. It’s just so light and welcomes Summer.
But remember a very thin coat of paint and I only covered the exterior.
That’s the great thing about quality stencils you can use them over and over again.
This finished box is perfect for taking to the market or plant shopping because I don’t know about you but I can’t stand putting new plants in plastic bags.
I keep a crate in my car now that I can use for shopping at the nurseries and markets; it’s wonderful!
If you’re not much of a shopper but might be seeking a garden harvesting container this design painted with Vintage Duck Egg and Midnight Sky is really fun using a garden theme from Old Sign Stencils here. It’s smooth and light.
Think about how this idea could help you out. Maybe the shed needs organizing or maybe that craft room could use a few crates to keep all those supplies in order? The possibilities are endless and I’ll be teaching this Make & Take Workshop in July at The Stand.
I have more news, I’ve finally decided to take my projects to a nearby Farmer’s Market, find me this Saturday’s at the Commerce Square starting at 8 am. I’ll have all my projects available for purchase, viewing and opportunities to sign up for workshops. See you there!