You are probably wondering, how many things, in my house, do I have to upcycle at this stage! Yes, I am beginning to wonder that myself ha!
This will be a quick post I promise. I really liked doing this one as it was such a nice day outside, perfect for sanding. I do like using a sander !
Here’s a before shot. This box was just one of those old pine boxes they used to giveaway with coupons in the Centra/ SuperValu stores years ago. It was painted a few times and I used some stencils on it the last time. It was dirty and the lid had come off, so out with sander and off I went.
Here’s what it looked like after I sanded and cleaned it off. The grain came up pretty well I thought. It was a bit battered and had some knocks but that only adds character .. right ?!
Right now I am liking this look, so I decided to not paint it, what you say! yep …… but of course I couldn’t leave it just naked now could I?! So I painted on some geometric little designs with paint I had on hand. These were just pencilled on, I then used frog tape to mark off the areas I wanted to paint. You just peel off the tape, after you have painted. You should then get sharp lines. This stuff is brilliant and I came across it when doing one of Kyle Lane’s workshops.
I painted a bigger shape at the sides and left the back alone as it was going to be up against a wall. Two coats of clear matt varnish to seal it and its done.
Here it is all finished. I left the lid off as this had caused many a wail, as little fingers got stuck…ouch!
Till next time !