Lowe's Home Improvement

Stenciled Laundry-Supplies Crate

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Upcycle an old wooden crate into storage for laundry supplies. This makeover just takes paint, cabinet hardware, and our free stencil.

Laundry Supplies Crate

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

Few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • 2" paintbrush
  • Drill
  • Crafts knife
  • Spray adhesive
  • Ruler
  • 4" foam paint roller


  • 2 - Satin nickel 2.5 cup pulls, #227349
  • Primer
  • Valspar Signature paint: Icy Blue, # 5004-9A, Rapids, #5004-10A

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Project Resources


Step 1

Prep a wood crate for painting by removing any labels or dirt. Let dry. Apply primer to the inside and outside of the crate with a 2" paintbrush.

Good to Know

A crate of a different material will also work for this project. Follow the manufacturer instructions for painting on your selected material.

Step 2

Drill holes for handles according to manufacturer instructions.

Step 3

Apply a base coat of Valspar Signature Icy Blue (#5004-9A) to the crate. Add a second coat if necessary. Let dry.

Step 4

Download the Laundry Stencil. Enlarge it to your desired size. Spray back of print out with spray adhesive and position on contact paper. Place the stencil on a cutting mat and cut out the letters using a crafts knife.

Step 5

Use the adhesive side of the contact paper to attach the stencil to the side of the crate. Dip the 4" foam roller into Valspar Signature Rapids (#5004-10A) and roll onto a small paint tray or paper plate to remove excess paint. Roll paint over stencil. (Be careful not to press too hard on roller to prevent excess paint from bleeding underneath the stencil.) Apply additional coats as needed. Let dry.

Step 6

Attach cup pulls to the ends of the crate using the manufacturer's instructions.