If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram account you might have seen this DIY wooden box last week. I shared it because I had never seen a wood box like this and wasn’t sure what it was used for. Well, I’m still not sure. But the consensus was that it was a tea box. I’ve seen tea boxes before but never with glass containers in them. So what do you think this mystery box is?
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My Black Painted Tea Box
Until I find something similar online, I’ll continue to call this a tea box. This was a pretty simple makeover that I did last fall. Scroll down and you’ll see the finished box on my shelf at Paris Flea Market.
After cleaning it up I gave it a couple of coats of chalky finish paint in Carbon.
Then I distressed the edges with sandpaper.
And finished it off with a coat of varnish. Notice the difference in the paint before and after the varnish. The chalky finish paint really changes after the top coat goes on… no matter if you use varnish, poly, or wax.
Sadly, I didn’t take a stage photo of the finished tea box. All I have is this photo from the box in my display at Paris Flea Market back in October. Wasn’t really a good idea… to put a black box on a black shelf. It didn’t show up very well at all.
If you enjoyed see this tea box makeover, you might also like these:
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim