When it comes to potting plants and herbs, vintage-looking wooden crates and boxes are having a moment and are creeping their way onto every DIYers to-do list. An upcycling project that’s both easy and pocket-friendly, it’s not hard to see why we’ve fallen for their rustic charm.
So, follow suit and try this quick update to give your crates a personalised touch. If you need to buy some crates you can find these at Ikea. All it takes is just a lick of paint.
Follow these simple steps to create some different styles yourself.
Difficulty rating: Not too tricky
Time: 1-2 hours
What you’ll need: + Plain crate + Masking tape + Cuprinol Garden Shade in Pale Jasmine (or your chosen colour) + Sandpaper
Step 1: First, make sure the crate (or box) is clean.
Step 2: Then mark out the sections you’ll be painting with your masking tape. For neat stripes, use a ruler to mark out the width for each stripe.
Step 3: Sand the masked off areas you want to paint with a fine sandpaper, then wipe away dust.
Step 4: Paint over those areas with your chosen colour, allow to dry, then paint with a second coat.
Step 5: Once the paint has dried, remove all masking tape. Ta-dah! Fill with your favourite plants and herbs for a movable flowerbed.