I originally asked my dad for a few cigar boxes (I was going to use them as gift boxes for a bridesmaid gift, well my gift didn’t fit) and I ended up with way more boxes than I originally asked for.
I liked that these ones looked like little crates! the other ones I have aren’t as rustic feeling.
So they sat under my desk at work for about 6 months; & now they finally have a new home!
I love the chippy, antiqued paint look that chalk paint and a little sanding creates, so that’s where this craft is headed.
I created my own chalk paint- since I wanted a few different colors (you can get “sample” wall paint at Lowes for 4$-bonus it’s 1cup!)
Add in plaster of Paris (2&1/2T) and cool water (1&1/2T) to 1 cup of Paint and viola!, infinite chalk paint projects!
This made more than enough paint for each crate. If you have a smaller project like mine you could cut this “recipe” in half.
I removed the stickers on these boxes, and painted. Let dry, and sanded the edges where I wanted the distressed look-I used 3 different grits of sandpaper to distress these crates.
painted and dried!
Chalk paint is great because there is no prep work involved- I also wasn’t meticulous with my painting since I was planning to sand and distress anyways.
I have about 7 of these matching boxes so I wanted them in different colors! I also have 2 other boxes (different brands and shapes; I need to figure out what to do with!)
Fo now, I placed 3 of them, on my floating shelves in the stair way! Acute way to conceal some clutter!
Check back to see what I do with the rest!