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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