For ages I have wanted an old vintage milk crate. No matter where I have looked (even thrift stores) they are so over priced. When I came across this unfinished milk crate at Michaels the other day, I thought I could age it myself! The only problem I had was getting the old stamped look on the sides. Let me show you how to transfer print to wood!
I began with this unfinished milk crate.
Remove the dividers.
Stain the box and dividers. I chose to use Rustoleum’s Sunbleached to get a more weathered look. Apply as per the directions on the can.
Once dry, you can work on adding the stamp.
I created a stamp in PicMonkey that I wanted to use. Be sure to mirror image the wording.
Print the stamp and tape to the milk crate – ink side against the wood. Using a paint brush, brush water over the stamp.
Be careful not to use too much water. It will pool and run on the other side.
I pressed the letters onto the wood to create a good “stamp”.
Gently remove the paper and pat dry.
How cool is that?!
I LOVE how it turned out! It looks great on my coffee table with some spring flowers!
Distressed, cottage-y decor is kinda my thing! If you loved this, you will love my Distressed Serving Tray I made from an old cabinet door!