Sunday, March 11, 2012

Decorative Wooden Box



While at Michael's the other evening, I picked up a cheap wooden box and decal. This afternoon I enjoyed the sunshine on my porch and painted a cute little jewelry box. 

Step 1: Remove the hinged clasp and fill with wood putty. Allow the putty to dry and sand it down. You may also need to give the box a sand down.

Step 2: Add your wooden decal using wood glue. If you plan to paint the box, you may want to paint the top before adding the decal. I didn't do this and found it challenging to paint around the design. 


Step 3: Prime and paint the box. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and was able to skip the primer. 

Step 4: Distress, wax, glaze, protective finish, etc. 

Step 5: Line the bottom with decorative paper or felt. 



Such a pretty little box. 


11 comments:

Anne said...

Very pretty!

WoeNelly said...

I'd like to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Keep hearing about it. Your project looks wonderful. Nice and easy idea. :-)

Elyse said...

You need to try it! I imagine what everything would look like in ASCP now! Thanks for visiting.

Elyse said...

Thanks Anne

Susan said...

So lovely! I've heard great things about ASCP. Great job!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a great idea. I love that decal. Thanks for stopping by our blog earlier I couldn't respond to your comment we are having technical difficulties. :) I'm your newest Linky follower. Megan

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Love your cute little box. The embellishment is perfect to add just the right look to it. Thanks for sharing it at the party. ------Shannon

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great project! Looks fantastic!

Hugs,
Deb

Caroline said...

What a great idea! I love that you used a wooden decal as decoration. Newest follower right here : ) Your other projects are amazing as well. Love your shabby chic window!

Amy said...

Love this, I always see those wooden decals and wish I could think of a place to use them. This would make a great gift too!

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

What a fun little box - love your liner too!

So glad you joined our Cinch party.

New Linky follower.
Kelly