Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

wood crate with beads

This blue crate accented with wood beads is a very impressive accent décor piece in your living or office space. Fill it with your favorite books, pillows or blankets.
Step 1

Place the crate on a drop cloth (or cardboard) to prevent paint from getting on your table.
TIP: Painting a crate is a bit messy so dress appropriately, or wear an apron.

Step 2

Use a wide angled brush to paint the outside and inside of the crate. Apply one thick coat and let dry.

Step 3

Paint four wood doll heads to match. Apply a second coat as needed.
TIP: Roll up a piece of tape and place it under each wood doll head for ease in painting.

Step 4

Once dry flip crate over and glue the painted wood doll heads to the bottom of the crate, one in each corner; then let dry.

Step 5

Turn the crate on its side. Position the beads in a pattern. Apply glue to the corners of the crate where it will touch the beads and a small amount on the bead. Lay the bead back in place and repeat until all beads have been glued to the crate. Let dry.
TIP: When gluing the beads to the crate, it is best to do this in a well-ventilated area due to the fumes of the glue.

Step 6

For extra strength hold, flip the crate over, then run an additional line of glue along the bottom of all the beads and the crate intersection.

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