Distressed Crate

Distressed Crate

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • Wooden crate
  • Chalk paint – Jet Black & Castle
  • Brush – 1"-2"
  • White household candle
  • Sandpaper
  • Wipe cloth


1. Paint the entire crate Black.
2. Rub the crate with the broad edge of a candle, to create a wax resist. Apply most heavily where natural wear would occur, such as edges and around the handles.
3. Paint the entire crate Castle.
4. Sand the crate. Where there’s a layer of wax between the Black and Castle paint, the Black paint will show through.

Distressed Crate is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from deco paints I just love this new deco chalk paint. I started out doing an old wood high chair, then decided to challege my self to my dry sink cabnet at least thats what I call it. They both turned out wonderful. Thank you joann for bringing this product to us crafters. .
Date published: 2014-09-30
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