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Medium Shabby Chic Box with Lid

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Popular shabby chic box is easy to make but elegant to look at.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Summer Floral
Item #30589
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Jamaican Sea, 2 oz.
Item #320
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Dark Brown, 2 oz.
Item #416
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Titanium White, 2 oz.
Item #480
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


FolkArt ® Metallics - Sahara Gold, 2 oz.
Item #577
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Plaid ® Wood Surfaces - Nesting Boxes, Set of 3
Item #96165
Super projects start with super surfaces and Plaid has plenty for all crafty endeavors! High quality, smooth finish wooden favorites include frames, birdhouses, alphabets, plaques, boxes, trays, words and phrases.


Other Supplies
Flat brush ¼”-1/2”
Stencil brush ½”
Four wood turnings for feet
Porcelain finial knob
Glue
Sandpaper
Wax stick or white candle

Instructions

  1.  Base coat medium box Dark Brown. Rub wax stick or candle over surface. Paint box Jamaican Sea. Let dry and sand lightly to create weathered effect.
     
  2.  Paint lid and four turnings Sahara Gold.
     
  3. Stencil floral images around box in Titanium White. Sand images lightly when dry if a more weathered look is desired.
     
  4. Glue turnings to bottom of box and finial knob to lid to finish.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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