Friday, December 30, 2011

London Crate- A mini tutorial

Hello All!
A long while back I bought two wooden crates 
for about two dollars a piece at an estate sale.
I always knew I would paint them but wasn't sure how...
until recently.

I used Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White
and very lightly painted a thin coat all over the entire crate.
I wanted the paint to look worn, without having to get out the sandpaper.

After the paint dried (two whole minutes later), I traced 
the address of the Portobello Market onto the crate with
my handy dandy carbon paper.

I then traced over the image left behind after tracing 
with the carbon paper with a Sharpie.
Yep. That easy. Awesome right?

It turned out great!

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  1. Nice job! Glad I found you :-)

  2. Wow... signage on the side of furniture can get so technical. Your carbon paper and sharpie did an awesome job... it's beautiful!

    I shared this on FJI Facebook and pinned it for SNS 114. :)


  3. Found you through Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors and so glad to do so! Can't wait to play with my sharpie!


  4. wow! great job.
    hate to think what it would look like if I tried it.

    barbara jean

  5. GREAT job, Stefani! Gotta love that ASCP!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  6. You have done a wonderful job they look great. Thank you so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  7. Wow! That lettering came out great. I need me some carbon paper!! I love the font you used too!