Mini Wooden Crate
Apple Barrel White Paint
Apple Barrel Bright Magenta Paint
Apple Barrel Velvet Crush Paint
Apple Barrel Parrot Blue Paint
Scotch Safe Release Painters Tape
If you have read some of my other DIY project posts, you may have noticed that I use Apple Barrel brand paint a lot. I like the consistency of that acrylic paint the best. I do use other paint brands when I am looking for specific colors that are not available from Apple Barrel. These three bright paints were new to the store and I couldn't pass them up. These paints were a great deal too. I bought them at Wal-Mart for .50 each. I have had to stop wandering down the paint aisle because when I see these I tell myself that I should just pick up a few. Now I don't have room in my current painting area for more paint bottles!
On to the project! Most of the time my projects work out pretty well how I plan them. Sometimes I make a minor mistake and it's easy to fix. This was one of those times. Learn from my mistake! It will save you time in the end. For this project, I started out painting by hand and just eyeballing the lines. I've come to find out that it is MUCH easier to use handy painters tape to make sure your lines are straight.
I chose to paint three lines of different colors on my crate. My advice is to paint the top color and the bottom color, leaving space in the middle for the third color. After those 2 colors have dried, you can position the painters tape so you can have a clean, smooth edge. Press firmly to make sure it is flush against the wood so no paint gets under the tape. Painters tape is made to not stick to painted areas. I can't say the same for regular clear tape or plain masking tape.