Two Upcycles with Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar & Fern Stencil

This hinged box is from my mom's apartment.  It's not really wood.  It's a hardboard with faux wood grain look.  

It has an interesting shape.

It has a metal clasp in front, and metal ring handles on the sides.

This wooden tray is one of my thrift shop finds in August for $4.

Both get a makeover today!

I painted the hinged storage box from my mom's house with two coats of Dixie Belle Paint Company Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar (black).
This Fern Stencil is from Hobby Lobby.  I will use it on both makeovers.

I stenciled the fern with off white paint, and distressed the edges and center areas with 220 grit sandpaper.  The faux wood grain shows through in many areas.

I waxed my storage box with Dixie Belle Paint Company Best Dang Wax in Clear, using a tee shirt rag to apply a thin coat and another tee shirt rag to buff.

Look at the rich color after the wax!

The sides have a partial (top part) of the fern stencil.

The storage box has a whole different look!

The tray was a whole different story.   I first painted it gray.  Didn't like it.

So I painted over the gray with Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar.

After stenciling with the fern stencil, distressing with 220 grit sandpaper, and waxing with Best Dang Wax, I am happy with the tray.

My daughter wants the tray for her coffee table!

Do you like the fern stencil?


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1 comment

  1. Both pieces are just gorgeous! I hesitated with the box to see it painted but the outcome was unbelievable!


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