DIY Trash To Treasure Tote From Scraps

Who loves totes with layered chippy paint? 🙋‍♀️❤️. Zeb and I created this tote using salvaged left over plywood from the farmhouse and layered DIY paint. To watch the full DIY head over to our channel for January 22nd's waste not Wednesday live stream. Every Wednesday we challenge ourselves to take junk and turn it in to home decor. This tote comes complete with a removable box for organization, and it’s giant almost as long as this 4’ table bench.

Watch the video here:

Products Used On This DIY:
Old 57:
White Swan:
Tarnished Pearl:
Dark And Decrepit:
Clear Wax:



  • Watching your video doing the green bench…you said sprayed base coat with Rust-Oleum…then chalk or milk paint and it will crackle some….I love that look, do I need to add water to the chalk top coat paint??

    Koni Dilly
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  • I have painted my first piece of furniture with DIY Apothecary, white wax, and decoupaged the front of drawers. Since, I am a beginner , can you tell me the best way to seal this desk for resale? I have purchased your Top Coat , DIY clear wax, and Big Top. I also have Polycrylic spray can and liquid in a can for brushing. I have never used a sprayer on furniture. What is the best method for a beginner?


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