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Painting a BBQ Caddy

Taking an inexpensive unfinished pine utensil caddy and turning it into a sleek and useful bbq caddy for the backyard patio!

Painted BBQ caddy holding condiments, flower jar and utensils.

DIY BBQ Caddy for Summer

Using a coupon from our local craft store, we picked up this unfinished pine wood caddy for a pretty good price. Barbeque season in our neck of the woods (South Western Ontario, Canada) is fairly short so we make the absolute most out of it! That includes having practical dishes and trays for moving food from the kitchen to the outdoor patio. We love the idea of this caddy for holding utensils and condiments for those days we eat outdoors.

Painted BBQ caddy holding condiments, flower jar and utensils.

Although you can use any paint color or combination you want, the main thing is to use a durable paint for the surface of the wood to be sure it won’t chip or scratch with use. Since we’ve used this same Americanan Decor Satin Enamels paint for making over our bathroom vanity and even our kitchen cupboards, we knew it would be perfect for a barbeque caddy!

Materials Needed:

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Wooden craft with paint containers.

Painting a BBQ Caddy:

Gather all materials and if needed, lightly sand the crate before painting.

Apply one coat of Pure White to the lower portion of the crate’s slatted sides on outer edges only. Let dry completely and apply a second coat, if needed.

Painting one side of a wooden crate with white paint.

Apply one coat of Dark Denim to the rest of the outer surfaces of the wooden crate. Let it dry and apply a second coat, if needed.

Paint Dark Denim on the inside of the crate.

Painting the inside of the wooden crate with blue paint.

Cut twine and wrap around the handles. Use hot glue to keep the ends in place.

Painted BBQ caddy holding condiments, flower jar and utensils.

This craft originally appeared on DecoArt’s project gallery.

It’s BBQ season!

Use the BBQ caddy at your next barbecue or picnic alongside these seasoning mix jars, these upcycled utensil holders, and this repurposed denim picnic blanket.

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Collage of a painted BBQ caddy with text overlay.

Painting a BBQ Caddy

Jane and Sonja
Taking an inexpensive unfinished pine caddy and turning it into a sleek and useful bbq caddy for the backyard patio!
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Materials
  

  • Wooden crate
  • Americana Decor Satin Enamels Paint in Dark Denim and Pure White
  • Sandpaper optional
  • Scissors
  • Flat brush
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Clean cloth optional
  • Twine

Instructions
 

  • Apply one coat of Pure White to the lower portion of the crate's slatted sides on outer edges only.
  • Apply one coat of Dark Denim to the rest of the outer surfaces of the wooden crate.
  • Paint Dark Denim on the inside of the crate.
  • Cut twine and wrap around the handles. Use hot glue to keep the ends in place.
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