Lindsey from Everyday Originals tried out our new limited edition color, Sugar Plum on this fun DIY utensil crate. Come see more pictures of the beautiful results right here!

I love entertaining, but our style of entertaining is usually a casual event with friends either watching football or hanging outside – no fancy sit down dinner parties. Even with the arrival of fall, the weather is still nice enough to entertain and hang outside. I’m always looking for ways to simplify while also still adding some cute touches when entertaining. When I grabbed this utensil holder for $2 I knew with a coat of paint it would be perfect for fall entertaining. And, I love a good utensil holder – so many uses for it!

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This thing was incredibly dusty, so I cleaned it really well with a cloth and vinegar & water mixture. It was raw wood so no prep work needed. It took two coats of Sugar Plum for full coverage.

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The knob handle was all peeling and chipped so I used the CCP Metallic Cream in Trigger to freshen that up. I love how it looked but wanted it to have more character so I sanded the edges to allow some of the blonde wood to show through. I also scuffed it up very lightly to make the entire thing look a little worn.

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Dinner Party Utensil Holder #DIY #crafting #utensilholder #sugarplum #darkpurple #plum #limitededition #crafting - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

It’s the simplest way to put out utensils and napkins and is so easy to transport if we’re moving from outdoors to in. When it’s not in use for entertaining I’m sure it’ll be put to work somewhere else!

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Lindsey {Everyday Originals}

Hi there! I’m Lindsey and I blog at Everyday Originals, a lifestyle blog that that focuses on DIY, in all aspects of life. I’m a crafter, DIYer, photographer, green living enthusiast, nature lover, budget follower, thrifter and blog reading addict. I love helping others find the inspiration to live life creatively, whether that’s a new recipe, a DIY project, a celebration or guidance in tackling your first home!

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