With guests descending and a house full to bursting of all the extras that appear at Christmas, some extra storage is always useful. We’ve come up with an affordable way to add some practical but pretty storage by using PlastiKote spray paint and wooden crates, either bought from hobby stores or recycled old wine boxes.
A crate filled with toiletries, a flannel and towel is a great idea to put in your guest room. Spray them bright colours and use to store some of those toys that might remain untouched once Santa has been. A colourful crate on the windowsill filled with herbs is not only decorative but useful. Or why not fill with homemade goodies for a thoughtful gift for a loved one?
You will need
Wooden crate/old wine box
Fine sandpaper if upcycling an old box
PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer
PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour or Metallic spray paint
Step by Step
- Spread newspaper/dust sheets out in a well-ventilated working area or preferably outside.
- If upcycling a wine box, gently sand the surface to get rid of any rough bits.
- Following instructions on the can, apply PlastiKote Twist & Spray Primer and allow to dry.
- When dry, apply the PlastiKote Twist & Spray Colour or Metallic, of your choice – again following instructions on the can. They will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours.
- Allow 36 hours for the paint to harden off completely before putting into use.
- Fill! Here are a few of our ideas…
Children’s Tidy Crates
This is a great way to get children to tidy up! We sprayed the front of the crates in Chalkboard and the rest in April Green, Orange and Yellow Gloss. Let the children decide what they want to store in them!
This is a lovely way to present towels and toiletries for your guests. We used Twist & Spray in White Satin.
Bring colour into your kitchen with these fabulous herb containers. We used Twist & Spray in Hacienda Tile.
Christmas Gift Crate
Why not create your own special gift hampers this Christmas. Metallic sprays give a particularly luxurious finish. We used Metallic Copper.