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Use Milk Paint to restyled a wooden crate
I used Milk Paint by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc. to paint this unfinished wooden crate I got from the store. It's prefect for holding some of my craft supplies.

I really like the finished look and texture of the milk paint. I wish it had been a little bit easier to stir as it took some time to get it all mixed up.

Posted by studiokatie from Seattle, Washington, United States • Published See studiokatie's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by opening up your packet of milk paint powder and placing it in an empty container- I actually used an empty coolwhip bowl.

  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sand your wooden crate and make sure it's clean and smooth.

  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 3
    Step 3

    Follow the directions included with your milk paint for mixing it up.

  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 4
    Step 4

    I mixed Salem red and Snow white in about a 50/50 ratio.

  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a foam brush to apply the paint. Depending on how well you stirred the paint, it may be a little streaky- but I actually like the look of it.

  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 6
    Step 6

    Let your paint dry.

  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 7
    Step 7

    I mixed up the rest of the snow white milk paint and used it to embellish my crate. I added a little "label" on the front end so that I can write on it if I want to.

  • How to make a wooden box. Diy Painted Wooden Crate - Step 8
    Step 8

    I painted some strips and chevrons along the side panels for a fun look.

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