This got me to thinking if I could use one, and if so, where. I came up with the idea of placing it on top of the cubby unit I just made over, and I’d use it for newspaper storage. The only problem was the unfinished wood. Today I’m going to share how I transformed that crate and got a stunning finish with stain.
What I Used:
The How To:
I brushed the stain (not affiliate link) on all sides and wiped back with a paper towel. Below you can see how it looked after one coat.
I used a sponge/foam brush to get into the tight spots.
There is actually a wax that goes with the stain (not affiliate link), but I already had lots of wax. So in the spirit of using up my supplies, I chose to go with the Daddy Van’s Decorative Wax in Farmhouse White. I’m sure any wax will do just fine.
Just put it on and buff it off.
Because I didn’t sand the wood on the inside, it was not smooth and I ended up with this rustic goodness from the white wax which I’m really loving!
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