This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts but my opinions are my own.
Summer is coming to an end and my once fab landscaping is starting to look a bit tired. The porch is kinda blah and you can't see the house numbers if you're on the porch. They are way out on the garage. Time for a quick and cheap refresh to brighten things up until I get to cover it in pumpkins (squeeeel) and to help the UPS man out. For this project I used Martha Stewart Decoupage and an old unfinished wood toolbox that was collecting dust under my bathroom sink. Don't ask why it was under the sink... seemed like a good storage place at the time.
Here's the toolbox before. It was unfinished wood and quite orange.
Supplies (Available at Michaels):
- Martha Stewart Wood Stain (both dark and white)
- Martha Stewart Decoupage (I used the matte finish)
- Martha Stewart Metallic paints
- Martha Stewart Metallic Doily Accents
- Martha Stewart Decoupage Brushes
Stain the box with a mix of the dark stain and white stain.
Same thing with the white. It gave me a nice aged grayish color.
Tape of some decorative stripes and paint with the metallic paints. This part is up to you. Go crazy.
Step 3: Add the metallic doily accents using the decoupage medium. I painted some on the toolbox and on the back of the actual doilies. Then, painted a coat over top. They stuck really easily and bent around the side with no problem. I love the metallic gold against the rustic wood.
Step 4: Add your house numbers. I didn't have any stencils on hand, so I printed my numbers out, cut them out, then traced with a pencil.
Then I hand painted them with a small craft brush using a variety of paints. I also couldn't help myself and painted the handle a bright teal. :)
That's it. A quick craft both functional and cute. Just pop your pots inside. Now the poor UPS man won't have to backtrack into the yard to make sure he has the right place.
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