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Storage crate

Turn an old wooden crate into a stylish storage box with a little bit of help from Resene.

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 32

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: 16mm screws, Damp cloth, Paintbrush, Paint stirrer, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Dutch White, Resene Quick Dry, Sandpaper , Screwdriver, Small screws, Small casters (x4)

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Double Dutch White.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the crate to remove any rough edges.
Step 2
Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a damp cloth. Allow wood to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Carefully stir the Resene Quick Dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the crate and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Lustacryl.
Step 6
Step six
Apply one coat of Resene Dutch White to the crate and allow two hours to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply a second coat of Resene Dutch White to the crate and allow two hours to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Fix the casters to the base of the crate with 16mm screws.

Other ideas: Use a combination of bright colours from the Resene KidzColour range to create a funky toy box.

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