The box had cute features, but looked like a project gone bad. Looked like someone hand made it with wires and boards, although the bottom part looked like it was meant to be a box. The wires holding the slats of the box together where letting the slats slide everywhere, and the paint job was B-A-D! Looked like someone had maybe started to whitewash it and gave up, or just did that bad of a job!
What?? Not so bad you say? Look closer......
I glued some of the wires to the boards to make it steadier, and then gave it a paint job of mixed grey, white, and blue paints. Really no method to how I did it, just kept painting and dabbing at the different colors, watering them down, mixing them etc.
I think it looked much better that I painted over the wires, but it was hard to make it look nice! It definitely still looks a little sloppy but that sort of adds to its charm now!
I threw out the old jute that tied it up, and braided some lighter string (sisal? from the Dollar Tree, can't remember the name of it though!).
It's not perfect, but for $.50 at a yard sale and some super cheap oops paint, I love it!
I'm thinking of stenciling something on it? What do you think? Think a pencil transfer would work? Or mabye if I let it "cure" for a bit a Silhouette made stencil would work!
I took the leftover paint and threw it on some leftover MDF board so it wouldn't go to waste!
I had no idea what I was going to paint on it, but pulled out the stencils I also got at a yard sale and went to work!
I would've used my Silhouette instead, but I'm out of vinyl that I'd actually keep on a sign, and couldn't make a stencil out of it since it's latex paint and I've learned the hard way that it peels off! Ha!
I probably used too much paint because I don't love how the letters turned out when you look up close. I also painted the starfish too close to the top of the board- just freehanded that and the sand dollar so they are kind of random!
See kinda goofy!
This will probably be going on a up high built in shelf in the living room, It goes really well with the wall color!
(This my dining room shelf I just threw it here to see how it looked!)
Definitely not perfect projects, but I'm liking them! They are helping me work on my painting "skills" too!