Ready for Spring Flowers!

Updated: Mar 4, 2019

It's been too cold to work on projects in the garage this winter. I came across this round wooden box last week at an auction. We call them cheese boxes in Indiana. I loved the green lid and the overall patina of this piece.

I almost stuck a price tag on it and put it directly in the shop, but I thought I could add a little pizazz to it.

I bought this artwork from the Silhouette store. I added the South Tree Market, NY, NY. to it.

I cut a stencil out of vinyl and applied part of it to the side of the box.

I wanted to add a little something to the lid, but not too much. I didn't want to cover up that beautiful green color.

I wanted the art to look like it had been on the piece for a while so I used Folk Art Java Chalk Paint.

I only used one coat because the coverage was pretty good and I didn't want a solid paint job anyway. After the paint dried, I peeled off the stencil and was left with this.

I did a little light sanding to make it look like it was as old as the box.

Never underestimate what a little distressing can add to your piece.

I didn't clear coat it yet, but I will when the weather warms up a bit. I like to clear coat all of my projects stenciled with chalk paint so it won't "distress" any further. For now my trusty chalk dog statue can watch over it for a while.

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.