|Level of difficulty: Easy||Cost: 28.00||Time: 3hrs|
Don’t these look pretty nice? I thought so myself and I hope you can follow our tutorial thoroughly to create something like this yourself.. All details of where to purchase everything will be at the bottom of this page.
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1. Orbital Sander or Sandpaper
We used a Dewalt orbital sander to get all of the ruff cuts smooth and splinters. You don’t have to buy one of these, but they’re nice to have for any type of woodworking project. You can also just purchase 180 grit sandpaper and do it by hand.
2. Spray Paint – We used Chalked Charcoal
I ended up only using one can. However, I barely made it with one can. So depending on how many coats you want to use — buy two.
I used two coats of paint for each storage crate. When I sprayed the paint, I kept a distance of 10′ inches away as best I can.
This paint dries pretty quick – 15 mins. However, it’s kind of tacky to the touch, so wait at least 1-2hrs before you hang them on your wall.
3. Find The Wall Studs
In order to hang your wall crates, it’s best to find the studs in your walls. To do this, simply look for indicators like: baseboard trim, electrical outlets and or switches.
Since I didn’t have any wall outlets in the space I chose, I looked at the nailing pattern of my baseboard (See above picture)..
Materials and tools used:
- Two crates purchased at Home Depot @ 9.99 each
- Two cans of Rustoleum chalked charcoal spray paint @ 6.87 each (only need one)
- Optional decor like ours: Two wicker baskets sold at Michael’s @ 10.00 each on sale
- One floral decoration at Hobby Lobby @ 9.95
Total cost without Decor: 26.85
With decor: 56.80