Friday, July 29, 2022

DIY: Painting Wood Box Ideas

Hello lovely people.

For sure, you have empty old wooden boxes at home right? me too :) so I resqued this old grappa box and made a romantic memory box out of it. I LOVEEEEEEE boxes, and find them super useful.

I am showing you a painting wooden box idea and I hope you like the transformation.

See below the step by step with pictures and a 1 minute video.



To start with, let me first show you the final result :) I like to show the beauty first.

Now I will show you how the box looked before :)

This is the old grappa box

I removed all old front plastic ornament using a dryer and a putty knife

To paint this wood box 
I mixed Warm Cream

I mixed both of them until I got a thick paste. You decide if you want it thicker or less thick paste. Make sure that you use all the mix, because it will become hard soon, you won't be able to reuse it. I prepared the mix in a carton plato to through it away or can wash the container you use, but you have to do it right away before the mix gets hard-

I applied the mix on top of of the wooden box. I used a flexible spatula for that and work in diferent directions in order to create an uneven structure. You don't need to be careful.

While I waited that the paint drys. I painted inside with Warm Cream too, but this time I used the paint without Structure Powder. The paint is super creamy and easy to apply.

When the paint on the outside was dry. I painted a second coat with Powder Blue

Then, with the hair dryer, I heated the Woodwill flexible ornament until it became flexible. Sometimes is good to heat the ornament even if you are going to use it on flat surfaces. This time, I was to fast and I heated it before I wax/pain the ornament. You can decide yourself if you want to paint/wax it before you glue it or after.

With a thin pinsel, I waxed the ornament in bronze wax a beautiful color and such a great contrast with Powder Blue.

I used glue for wood to fix it on top of the box.

In the inside, I used an old French Postcard and nice flowerly paper. I used normal white glue for that.

With a putting knife, I removed some paint to age even more my box.

And finally I added Black Wax in specific areas of the box inside and outside. Inside I also waxed the flowerly paper, it was new and I wanted to give it an old look.

also painted the lock and waxed around it.

You see, now the paper looks much older with the black wax.

Now the box is ready to hide some love letters or jewelry for example?

So you see, painting wood boxes can be so much fun.

Let me show you in one minute Youtube video how I did it.
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Have a wonderful day

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