How to Create an Easy Pickled Finish

2 Hours
An easy pickle finish using Vintage Effects Wash from DecoArts.
 This would make a great garden tool holder, picnic caddy, or my favorite…
a Craft Tote.
I had this unfinished wood tote that I wanted to use the new Vintage Effect Wash on. My first thought was to just give the tote a cool white wash using the paint. But after further thought, and a little experimentation, I decided to warm up the look. I did this by staining it with a Walnut Gel Stain first. I think it really rounds out the tool box. I really love the way it turned out.
DIY Pickled Crate

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  1. Lightly sand the wood crate if necessary.
  2. Paint or brush crate with DecoArt Americana Walnut Gel Stains Paint.
  3. Rub off excess stain with soft clean rag.  Allow stain to dry.
  4. Apply Decoart Vintage Effect Wash Grey onto crate with brush allowing the stain to show through.   Wipe with clean soft rag if necessary.  (It’s that easy!)
  5. If desired, add stenciling onto the crate. Apply a sealer to protect the finish.
The Love Beyond Words Pickled Crate was sponsored by DecoArts.
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