Friday, July 1, 2011

Chalk Painted Wood Box

I feel like I've been working on a million things and finishing nothing.  I haven't posted in almost two weeks I am going through withdrawals.

Totally not on my list of to-do's was this wood box.

I ordered some chalk paint because I just couldn't resist the hype.  I have a coffee table I want to paint and I don't want to prime or sand so I was intrigued.  I decided to try it out on this box first.

It is good stuff.  The way it distresses is so beautiful.  It is all that and a bag of chips just like every one says.

I mean look at that distressed goodness.

I found this chippy rusty handle at a salvage store for $.25. perfect finishing touch.

I wanted the design to be personalized so it took me over a week to decide on something.  I wanted it to look like an old wine crate.  Charli is our Dog/child, I love me some Merlot, and 1992 is the year I met my husband although we didn't get married until quite a bit later.....  I used the transfer method.  I scribbled pencil on the back of my images then traced them onto the box and then filled it in with paint using a small artist brush.   For the Chateau I found an image through Google and enlarged it.  I used a dark brown colored pencil for that.  Then I sanded over everything and finished with one coat of wax. I used Minwax because that's what I have and it changed the color a bit.


I like it.  My husband likes it.  I finished something. All's good.   

Have Happy Fourth of July! 

edited to add: questions? I posted about details here

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