Minimal white wooden boxes with copper and crystal detailing.
I love the geometric shape of the feet from the rectangle box which compliments the hexagon shape of the smaller box. I plan to use as storage boxes for my jewelry/jewellery but they would also work well as office storage for small items.
I enjoyed making these pretty little boxes, sitting in my bay window playing music with my cat pottering around and peeking at the process. Here I share with you the process of making them.
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Paint Brushes (I used two kinds, one foam and one synthetic hair)
White acrylic paint $1.99
Copper metallic paint $2.15
Philips screw driver size 0
A box (I bought one from joann and one from Target).
Painters masking tape
Sandpaper (2000 grit)
I created a quick one minute video on how I created these boxes, scroll down to watch the video first. Watch The Video
First, I unscrewed the hinges and fastening clips from each box.
Using the foam brush I painted the box using the white craft paint, then I let them dry for an hour.
With the other brush, I painted the hinges and the underside of the crystal with copper craft paint. Spray painting the hinges may have been a better option, but then matching the color may have been tricky.
Once the white-painted boxes were dry I gently sanded the box to remove the spiky fibers, they are liable to give you a splinter.
Next, I applied the masking tape around the lid of the box. I made the thickness of exposed lid about 1 cm the whole way around. Once applied its good to run the back of your nail / or something hard against the masking tape to ensure a firm application – it helps to prevent paint from getting underneath.
Paint the line around the lid with the copper paint and the synthetic hair brush. Wait an hour, then apply the second coat.
The next part is probably my most favorite stage of the whole process, and you don’t need to wait for it to dry to do it…
Peeling off the masking tape. It’s so satisfying!
There’s my helper, ChakaKhan.
Next, put the hinges and fastening clip back in place.
Glue the crystal to the top of the box.
Watch The Video
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