Junky Garage Drawers/Bins Get A Garden Makeover


 I found three wood and galvanized garage junk drawers or nail/screw bins at our local antique/consignment shop, No Place Like Home Again.


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They needed some cleaning up, so I washed them up with hot Dawn Dish Soap water and sprayed them with Greased Lightning Super Strength Multi-Purpose Cleaner & Degreaser .

I still had some Homestead House Milk Paint in Fort York Red mixed up and in my fridge.

I brushed two coats of the milk paint on the wood ends with a small sponge brush.  

I really didn't get any chipping, as the paint soaked into the wood.  I did a very light "wet distressing" with a damp rag on the edges.

I found an easy way to paint and dry a knob.  

Leave the screw in partially, and let the screw stand on a magnet!

I then used three of the new garden stencils from *Old Sign Stencils.  Beginning with Locally Grown Herbs.

I pounced Fusion Upper Canada Green (color discontinued), and Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black on the stencils.


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I just made the stencils fit the areas I wanted to stencil.

When I was done stenciling, I rubbed Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil on the wood only, to protect the paint and stencils and darken the paint a bit too!  

Next I pulled out another garden stencil.  It's Garden Shop from Old Sign Stencils. 


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I added the stencils where they fit best on this drawer/bin as well, using both Fusion Coal Black and Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.


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And the last stencil I used on the bins was Fresh Cut Flowers.

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I sealed the stenciling on the metal with a couple of coats of Krylon Gallery Series Artist & Clear Coatings Aerosol in Satin Finish.

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Perfect little bins for flowers, herbs or garden tools!

Real or faux!

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If you want to start building your own stencil inventory, these  garden stencils are a great place to start!

*All stencil prices are in Canadian funds.  Use the currency converter to find your price on US funds.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.  All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

All clickable links to products are in bold, italicized, and tan lettering!

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The cutting board project details can be found HERE.


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2 comments

  1. I am so in love with these drawer planters! They look amazing. I love red and your milk paint is just the right shade! Marvelous!

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  2. My goodness... I knew I loved an antique red but you have me positively salivating to get it out now! These perfectly themed drawer planters add such a vibrant and natural colour even if nothing is in bloom. I'm smitten!

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