My first project today begins with this pretty simple little wood box with 2 Home Depot Stickers and a rope handle. I think I paid under $1 for this item at a garage sale.
This little box may have been made by kids at a Home Depot event.
First I removed the stickers and the rope, and washed down the box. Next I painted it with two coats of 285141 Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint 30 oz, Country Gray.
After painting the box, I stenciled a doily in the bottom with ivory craft paint and an inexpensive Show- Offs brand doily design stencil I purchased at Hobby Lobby.
This is a little wooden refrigerator magnet I picked up at the thrift shop too. I spray painted it black with Rust-Oleum 302590 Chalked Spray Paint, 12 oz, Charcoal/Gray. Then I stenciled on the word "IVY" with ivory craft paint and Darice Upper Case 1" Letter stencils. I purchased the letter stencils at a local craft shop for $2.99. The package included three different 1" fonts.
I distressed the "Ivy" label, the doily stencil and the edges of the box with 220 and 100 grit sandpaper. Then I sealed the project with Varathane 262075 Half Pint Clear Matte Finish Soft Touch Polyurethane. This is water based poly for non-yellowing and easy clean up.
I added T.W . Evans Cordage 23-605 1/2-Inch by 50-Feet Twisted Sisal Rope knotted on the inside top ends of the box.
I added a faux potted ivy to my box. I think it's from Sullivan Floral and Gifts. I have had it for a while so it may not be available any longer.
Super simple little makeover. I think the "IVY" label, doily, and sisal rope added much needed interest to the simple wooden box.
Thrift shop item number two was this dark stained wooden candle sconce. I removed the candle cup from the sconce, and then sprayed it with Rust-Oleum Zinsser 408 Bulls Eye Clear Shellac Spray 12 oz to prevent the stain from bleeding through my chalk paint.
I also picked up this little metal flower pot at the thrift shop.
I painted my sconce with One 30 Fl Oz Tintable Base RustOleum Chalked Chalk Ultra-matte Paint 287688 tinted in Chiffon Cream. I like this chalk paint made by Rustoleum.
I spray painted the green embossed flower pot with Rust-Oleum 302590 Chalked Spray Paint, 12 oz, Charcoal/Gray. I then rubbed on some gold accents to the raised sections of the pot with AMACO Rub 'n Buff Wax Metallic Finish, Antique Gold, 0.5-Fluid Ounce.
Then I screwed the pot over the indented spot on the sconce being careful not to screw it in to tight to bend the bottom of the pot outward. I sealed my project with Krylon 51313 Satin Finish Crystal Clear Interior and Exterior Top Coat - 11 oz. Aerosol.
I added some faux greenery to my metal pot.
Very easy, one of a kind, inexpensive decor!