Our A-Frame Shelf Display is a wonderful display option to transform different types of merchandise for a variety of uses. For under $35 dollars, we have transformed the look of a paint-ready wooden rack into a merchandiser worthy of any specialty store, boutique, or even your closet at home.
We have chosen to utilize the A-Frame Shelf Display as a plant stand. This display has been antiqued using colors that transform this unit into a vintage show-stopper, worthy of any antique store or gardening center. Due to the unit's a-frame structure, the shelving is adjustable and allows you to make the most of every inch of the display.
To create this crackle technique, we used two colors of latex paint and crackle medium. We painted the base coat using an easy to apply latex granite paint color that can be purchased at any discount or hardware store and let it dry overnight. We applied paint to the a-frame using inexpensive paintbrushes. For this application, we recommend that you apply two coats of the base color before applying the crackle medium. The paint must adhere well to the wood in order for the crackle to "grab" the base coat. After the base coat has dried, you need to apply the crackle medium according to the directions for the medium that is used and allow it to dry. Make sure that the crackle medium will work with the type of paint you have chosen. Lastly, apply the top coat of the beige paint color. As you paint over the crackle finish you will notice the paint start to antique revealing the base coat underneath.
It is important that you choose colors that are not closely related in tone or color. If the colors are too close together you will find that the crackle effect will not be as dramatic. Whatever you chose, keep in mind that the more contrasting the colors, the more dramatic the effect will be. You will need proper ventilation, so it is wise to paint outside. Place a drop cloth under the display to protect the ground. We also recommend applying a polyurethane sealer after painting the top coat to protect it from the elements.