Pinterest Worthy Projects: Wooden Crate Staining tutorial!

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On this tutorial Tuesday I am going to show you show I sanded and stained these fruit crates that I picked up at the thrift/antique store.

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This is a pic of them right after I got them home. It was a nicer day that day but you can sort of tell they are really rough and in need of a good sanding down.

Step 1. Sand, or buff your crates

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After they have been sanded they should be smooth to the touch, no splinters coming out, etc.

Step 2. Pick out a stain!

I went with a darker stain, which I thought would be a little bit lighter, but that is ok. I like how it turned out anyway.

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After you have cleaned up your crates post sanding, it is time to stain them.

Step 3. Staining

The method I used was to stain with a foam brush, let it set for a few minutes and then rub it down with a soft cloth. There are a ton of different ways to do this but I liked this one.

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Here are my crates post staining. They are going to need to air out a bit in the sun before use because I will go ahead and tell you now that they will stink.

Step 4. Sealant!

I recommend using a sealant after staining. You can also polish them if you would like, but a sealant will hold the stain and allow a little bit of water proofing.

You are all done! I have seen these crates in Walmart, pre sanded, and just about everywhere these days. People use them in bathrooms, as decorative bedroom pieces, as actual shelving. Here is what I used mine for:

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What will you use yours for?

 

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