DIY Distressed Blue Wooden Caddy

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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.
Living Rich on Less - Susan
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