I really have to remember to take before pics of my projects (not just my closet). Anyway, picture a high gloss red and mustard yellow box with broken hinges. That's what this little box looked like when I picked it up at an estate sale. Determining that regular acrylic paint wouldn't work without two coats of primer, I quickly turned to my chalk paint. In one coat, the ugly duckling turned into a beautiful white swan.
I stamped it with an acrylic stamp that reads: "He who Plants a Tree, Plants a Hope." I didn't have a small enough tree stamp that would work so I just used a branch stamp.
Inside, I painted the bare wood with a regular acrylic and lined the drawer with velvet paper.
Velvet paper is really cool...the only place I've found it is at Joanne Fabrics. It's actually paper so you can glue it to almost any surface and the top is a brushed velvet texture. It comes in a dark burgundy, dark tan, red, and black. It's a little pricey at 1.99 for an 8" x 10" sheet, but with coupons, it works out okay. I use it to line most of my box creations.
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