Distressed Crate Drawers


Distressed Crate Drawers

Give your home a taste of the shabby chic look with these Distressed Crate Drawers. The tutorial with show you how to distress furniture by using a distressed pain technique. Despite what you may think, this is a beginner level painting craft, which means that this technique is easy for the inexperienced crafter. You'll have a ton of fun learning how to distress painted wood and it's just paint, so you're not doing a ton of work. Anyway, it'll be worth the work to have this cool piece of furniture.

Primary TechniquePainting



  • FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - Cascade, 8 oz.; Spanish Moss, 8 oz.; Tuscan Red, 8 oz.; Turkish Tile, 8 oz.;
  • FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Layering Block
  • Woodline Works Crate Drawer SKU #13046
  • Three drawer pulls
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Foam plates
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil


  1. Pour Spanish Moss onto foam plate. Dip wood block into paint and lightly drag across surface of drawers and crate. Let dry.

  2. Repeat process with applying Turkish Tile, Cascade and Tuscan Red. Allow dry time between coats.

  3. Position drawer pulls onto drawers and mark holes with pencil.

  4. Drill holes and screw pulls onto drawers.

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