Showing posts with label wood box. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wood box. Show all posts

Aug 15, 2016


I bought this old, wooden cheese box from the auction for $2.00 along with a few other items a while back.  It has already sold at my booth for $6.00 (thank you buyer!)
But being such an easy makeover, I thought I'd share it in case ya'll come across any type of old, wooden boxes yourself.

Here it was before:

I gave it a quick dry wash in black. I call dry washing simply only putting a sparse amount of paint on a brush, where it is kinda rough to get a good coating.  But going back and forth over it makes for good looking, old brush strokes.  I usually never put much paint on a brush for this. Opposed to a thick, deep, wet coating of paint.

See, you can still see some of the old wood showing through. I don't want so much paint as to make it look like a brand new, black box.  Just enough to give it a black undertone.

The Primitives: Blessings from our Past stencil was found on eBay.

And I used DELTA brand stencil paint, in the Heritage colors collection ,

with a makeup sponge for the wording and stars.

Super simple and now a cute shelf sitter for homes with the primitive theme.

Happy Crafting ya'll,

Apr 5, 2015

Primitive Old Wood SIMPLIFY BOX

As a quick share for today, I'm gonna show you some pics of an old wooden box.

When I got it, it was all plain and dirty and with years of leaves and crud inside.
It didn't matter to me though, I knew I could do something with it.
I took a water hose to it at first with a good scrubbing consisting of about 4 brillo pads.

And then after it all dried good, I got out my stencils.
Looking for a big one, I choose the one as you see saying, "Simplify."
And the large star.
I get all of my stencils off from eBay by just searching for "primitive stencils."

Anyways, after using some Delta stencil paint, (also found on eBay,)

I let it dry for about 24 hours.  
If you've ever worked with the Delta stencil paints before, you know this is a must because they take a long time to dry because it is oil based.  But the good thing is that they cover great and last long.

After that I just took some craft sealer, found in the craft paint section

 and put on a coating of that in matte.
In this pic below you can still see it a bit wet looking before it had dried completely:
But don't worry, it dries completely clear:
And here it is all finished and ready to sell:

It is for sell in my craft Booth#555