DecoArt® Distressed Chalkboard Crate

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Distressed Chalkboard Crate

Here’s a unique planter for a kitchen herb garden or a nursery for germinating seeds. Chalkboard paint allows you to keep track of what your growing and allows you to reuse the planter again and again!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove product label from crate before beginning project. Refer to project photo for design placement.
  • 2
    Use ¾ inch flat brush and Sea Breeze to basecoat entire crate except first board on top row. Rinse brush.
  • 3
    Use hand-sander or sandpaper and distress all painted areas.
  • 4
    Use same brush with Black Chalkboard Paint and paint top row board, painting in vertical direction. Let dry and apply second coat, this time in horizontal direction.
  • 5
    Put herb or other small plants into crate and label crate with chalk.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana® Acrylics 2oz. Sea Breeze 104521657
  • DecoArt® Americana® Chalkboard Paint 4 oz. Black 104699612
  • Woodline Works Large Wood Crate 104148678
  • Loew-Cornell® Soft Comfort Brush Flat 3/4 inch 104548676
  • Hand-sander or sandpaper
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Water container
  • Chalk