I really did not have a post planned for today, but then I remembered a weird little project I did one day with a left over box. So, I thought I would share it with you. It was super fast! Took less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
If you shop at Trader Joes, you may be a fan of their Fleur De Sel Caramels. I think they are only around during the holidays, but I'm not certain of it. I try not to look for them, since they are amazing, and I can eat the ENTIRE container myself, if I'm not careful. Anyhoo...they come in a cute little round wood box.
Back when I was cleaning out my pantry, I pulled out one of these (empty, uh, oops...) caramel boxes, and thought to myself, "hmmm...maybe I can make something with this...?".
It seems everyone has been painting numbers on containers lately, so I jumped on the band wagon. All I needed was the box, a black sharpie, small scrap of sand paper, some leftover spray wood stain, a rag, and some spray lacquer to seal it.
Here's the container I used.
See? It's such a cute little box, right?
I just peeled the label right off.
Voila! Cute empty wood box!
I'm not sure what I was originally thinking, but I decided to practice my free-hand on a piece of paper. I then decided to cut out what I had done, instead of trying to repeat it on the box.
I just held it in place while I traced it. Then, I filled in, and went over it with a black Sharpie.
I thought it looked too dark, so I gave it a quick sand, to wear some of it off.
I took it out to the garage, and hit it with some spray stain. Sorry about the blurry pic! Not sure what happened there!
Here's how it came out. Then I let it dry, and took it out back to shoot with spray lacquer. I decided it was getting too stinky with the spray stain in the garage, and lacquer REALLY smells!
I used a matte clear lacquer from Watco. I think it dries the best of any I've tried.
There you have it! It is now sitting on a table in my family room. Not bad for a throw away item, using supplies I already had, and in way under an hour!
This was the sunset in my backyard a little bit later that day. Ahhh.
See you soon! Thanks for stopping by!