Hey everyone! It’s Kelly from Here Comes the Sun. Hope everyone had a great long holiday weekend! Today I’ve got a special project to share with you because it is one that I made for my son’s bedroom. My boy is getting so big (he will be 5 at the end of the month) and I am trying to finish all the little touches for his airplane themed room. It has been a very slow process. Mainly because I want things to be just perfect and I go back and forth a lot on what I want for the room. Please don’t tell me I’m the only one. I needed something to hold his overflow of books so I created this Rolling Storage Crate.
I bought a plain wooden storage crate from Michaels. You can make your own if you want to. I thought about going true DIY and building my own but then I saw this one and decided that 40% off 13.99 was just too good to pass up.
I knew that I wanted it to roll so I snagged some wheels from my daughter’s old art desk. We were getting rid of her desk anyway due to her new closet organization and the wheels were a perfect size for the crate. SCORE! The only downside was that with the wheels on the crate, it did not fit under the bed like I had originally hoped. So the crate sits at the end of his bed.
To make the crate tie in with his airplane room, I stenciled some city names onto the crate. I used this amazing stencil from DecoArt.
It worked perfect and the city names were just the right size to fit onto the planks. I mixed some black and gray paint together but I think it would look great too with some antique style paint to make the crate look old. When you stencil, make sure to wipe the excess paint off of your brush and onto a paper towel before you stencil. This will ensure that the paint does not seep under the stencil. You can see in the picture below that some of the paint got onto the back of my stencil and then onto the crate (just left of the word “London”). I was okay with it for this project because I was going for a distressed type of look but if you want nice crisp lines, this would not be good.
His room is almost done and I am so excited. Mainly because I have been working on it for over a year and maybe he will get to enjoy it before he gets too big.
Want to see the other projects that I have done for his room? You can check them out below:
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