January Project Challenge
I had some moulding left over from our kitchen project and a wooden wine crate from a thrift shop. My idea was to create a framed in chalkboard lid and turn the crate into a vintage or antique storage box.
The supplies I needed were: chalkboard contact paper, wood glue, stain, dark wax, and a rope handle.
First to do, was miter cut the moulding to the size of the lid of the box.
Then, smoothed the chalkboard paper on. Glued the trim on with a small amount of glue on the exposed wood area on the lid.
And, finally, added a cast iron griddle for weight until the glue dried.
Once the glue dried, I stained the entire box inside and out. Then dark waxed all of the crevices and imperfections for an aged look.
For the rope handle, I applied the dark wax to make it look old as well.
By slipping the rope into holes, a handle is made by tying the ends into knots at the inside of the box to hold it in place.
Hanging it on the wall makes a great memo board.
And keeping pens and pencils inside is a nice way to stay organized.
It has the antique look I was going for.
Cute and functional!
Now that this project is crossed off my list... I need to work on the others.
But before that, let's have a cup of coffee and check out more of the project challenge from the rest of the group!