Upcycle a Vintage Crate with a Stencil [Quick & Easy]

Hi there! I’m a big fan of upcycling in general and using farmhouse-style stencils in the process is one of my favorites. Today I’m going to show you how to upcycle a vintage crate with a stencil to create a homey centerpiece for the winter.

More posts like this one: Christmas Crate, Spring Crate, Farmer’s Market

Side view of vintage farm fresh crate[* This post contains affiliate links to products I love. If you make a purchase through one of the links, I’ll receive a small commission (so thanks in advance if that’s the case!).]

I picked this old crate up at an estate sale just a couple of week’s ago and decided I wanted something wintery for the center of my kitchen table.

Top View vintage Farm Fresh CrateI filled it with some pine cones and berry garland that I had tucked in a big wooden dough bowl. I wanted something a little bigger.

Side View Vintage Farm Fresh BoxThis guy is a statement piece.  I used the same stencil I used for my Farm Fresh Eggs 25ยข sign.

I bought it from the eBay store, Homestead Stencil Company. I found a Farm Fresh Stencil of a different sort on Amazon, if you’re an Amazon shopper.

Right side of vintage farm fresh wooden crateI use acrylic craft paint and a dollar store makeup sponge to apply my paint. It takes about 3 minutes.

After it dries overnight, I give it a spritz of Krylon 11-Ounce Low Odor Clear Matte Finish Aerosol Spray. Simplest project EVER.

Vintage Farm Fresh Wooden Crate With very satisfying results, no matter which way you look at it.

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  1. I’m a stencil lover! This one is perfect for the crate. Love that font! xoKathleen

  2. Hello Diana! LOVE the crate and stenciling – the fillers are perfect. Such a fun piece! Nicely done!

  3. Your primitive crate is awesome! I love anything with a primitive style and this is lovely! Well done! If you feel like linking up to one more party I host Making Broken Beautiful every Thursday thru Sunday. It is a furniture and home decor party and I’d be honored if you would come inspire! I hope you are having a great week so far!

  4. I just love your vintage box and what you did with it, it’s beautiful. I too love old things, especially wooden items. They have such warmth in your home. Great job!

  5. Hi! I saw that you were the feautured blogger of the week over at Talk of the Town blog party. Glad to have find your blog, and to get a look at this lovely vintage box! It is so nice!
    Have a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. What a gorgeous old box and the stencil is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

  10. Guess like rest of your commentors I love your crate. What a great find, so perfectly beat up and rustic. Good for you for not painting it. I have to stop thinking I have to paint everything. How yours looks is awesome. I’ll have to look on Amazon for stencils, the farm saying you used is appropriate in every way. Good old pine cones huh? I’m still having some of mine out in galvanized tray with candles. I like the little bitty cones along with bigger. Have a couple of those really big ones I get at Michaels on sale. Love when pine cones still have cinammony smell. The red berry garland added is perfect for winter. Think I have a red berry wreath have had forever. Enjoy your blog and post. Happy weekend

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