DIY Distressed Blue Wooden Caddy
Find out how to make an unfinished wooden caddy kit into something special.
Last year the folks from Home Depot handed out cute wine rack and wooden caddy kits. I finally got around to putting my caddy together this week, so I wanted to share with you how I made it extra special. (For a free plan on how to build your own wooden caddy, visit the full blog post url.
I started by stenciling the two long side pieces with the Royal Design Studio French Number Stencil.
After that dried, I mixed together a combination of Bleached Blue and Vintage Aqua Varathane® wood stains.
I applied the stain mixture to every piece of the caddy except the handle. (The pieces weren’t put together yet.) I even brushed the stain right over the stenciled numbers.
I wiped back the stain and this was the result.
I used my orbital sander to distress the edges of each wooden piece. Then I attached all the pieces.
To give the caddy an aged look, I used a watered-down coat of Varathane Wood Stain – in Kona – over the sanded edges. I wiped back the stain with a damp piece of steel wool until I achieved my desired result.
Finally, I applied a clear topcoat in a matte finish. Done! I can use this caddy to hold my tools or garden supplies.
Or I can use it as a decorative piece in my living room.
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Published April 24th, 2015 4:38 PM