As I write this post I find myself in the midst of a kitchen renovation.
I thought a post about a “pantry tote” would logically include shots from our kitchen.
However, the chaotic condition that ours is currently in would not provide a suitable backdrop to showcase this cute pantry tote.
Once our kitchen is complete, I’ll take a few more pictures and post them to Instagram and Facebook.
I had gone back and forth on what my first project would be with the pantry stencil from Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils.
My mind kept going to a tote that could store similar items like baking supplies or spices.
I was drawn to this antique wooden tote in our barn but, I continually discounted it as a candidate for the pantry stencil due to the fact that it had a handle.
Deciding what the heck…it would look cute sitting on the counter or island.
First up was to breathe new life into the wood.
I applied one of my favorites to the wood… Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish.
When you apply the wax to the wood, it will bring the grain out making some areas darker than others.
Keep in mind that your tape will not stick to the wood once you wax it.
I tacked down each side with a small finishing nail.
With the tote waxed I lined up the stencil.
There was one small problem…the handle…again!
I tried all kinds of methods in an attempt to stencil around the handle.
I knew it was going to take a little luck and patience for it to turn out right.
Worst case scenario if I messed up…sand it off.
Keeping my brush really dry was going to be key.
Adding the “bake~cook~create” to each side
Unless I could freehand I was not about to include the “cook” in the center… got lucky once…figured I best not push it!
I hope this post inspires you to try…just go for it!
We peruse magazines and then tell ourselves stories of why we can’t do something.
Sure it may not grace the cover of a magazine but take solace in the fact that you created it!
Give it a try…you’ll surprise yourself, save money, and create something unique for your home.
I hope you all have a great week and thank you for visiting.
Black Craft Paint
(Disclosure: I received the pantry stencil to try. I purchase these stencils as well because I love creating with stencils. All opinions are my own and I create to have fun)