A Colonel Mustard Shipping Crate Table with Old Sign Stencils

 This bright blue crate was on of my June garage sale finds.

It was $2.

 The crate was bright orange, before it was bright blue.



My daughter talked me into buying Colonel Mustard.  She claimed mustard is the new "in" color for clothes and decor.

So I painted the crate in Colonel Mustard after giving it a good cleaning.

The inside and bottom of the crate were painted in a cheaper paint, Rust-Oleum Painters Touch Latex in Flat Black.

Besides the new paint color, I am tried out a brand new stencil from *Old Sign Stencils, Shipping Crate Stamps.

This stencil is perfect for pallet wood projects or old crates, especially unpainted.  More fun ideas HERE.


I positioned parts of the stencil all over the crate and pounced on the stencil using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

Four Hobby Lobby hairpin legs were added to the bottom of the crate with screws.

These legs come in two sizes and are frequently offered at 50% off.

The crate is painted, stenciled, and the legs are on.

I chose not to distress the crate because I didn't want the blue or orange showing through in distressed areas.

I chose to use my FolkArt Layering Block.

I painted a strip of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Hurricane Gray on the bottom of my layering block.

Then I ran the layering block along the edges of the crate.

I sealed the paint and stencils with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.  The Dixie Belle Paint website is a great resource for videos on "how to use their products".

Remember with stenciling and the layering block, you can touch up any mistakes with more paint.

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This photo shows the light gray distressing with the layering block.

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Now let's look at the stenciling.

Here is the crate front.

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The crate top. (Isn't this fun?)

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Side one.

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And side two.

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Do I have any new Colonel Mustard fans out there?

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I have more projects coming with the Shipping Crate Stamp stencils! 

All prices on the Old Sign Stencils' website are listed in Canadian currency, but there is a handy conversion link for your convenience.

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

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I can envision this crate as a coffee table!

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Thanks for visiting!

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5 comments

  1. I LOVE It and so perfect for Fall!!

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  2. i love this, especially with the legs added. if only it had a galvanized inside, it would be perfect for summer drinks!

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  3. I love that,,, it sure brightens up the spot! Your stenciling is always "right on". Great make-over.

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  4. Well Carlene, you already know how smitten I am with this crate revamp. It's so authentic! But the added pin legs take this one over the top. ADORE.

    Featuring you in this weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects!

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  5. Wow Carlene, she's a beaut. Love that gorgeous happy yellow coat you gave her and the dainty little legs take her to a whole new level

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