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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stenciled Storage Box from a Diaper Box

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I've been using a couple of diaper boxes in the top of my son's closet for storage, and it was finally time to make them cute!  The first step was to cover the box in drop cloth canvas.  Cut the top flaps off of the box and use spray adhesive to get the cloth to stick to the box. Wrap it all the way around, folding the corners under the box like a present, and folding about 3 inches down into the box to cover the cut edges.


Using the Retro Mod stencil, I lined up the bottom of the box with the 3rd row of the pattern and painted with Leprechaun Multi Surface satin paint.  Secure the stencil with a bit of tape, blot stencil brush to remove excess paint before painting on the fabric, and let dry before moving to the next section.  I worked on this project over the course of a couple of days! That way my neck didn't get tired and I didn't get burned out of painting.  I stenciled the two sides as well (but not the back) but you could get away with just doing the front side if you want.



At any time, start working on the chalkboard labels.  Grab some of these thin wood pieces from the craft store and paint with DecoArt chalkboard paint.  The instructions say to use two coats, though I had to use about 5 because this particular wood kept soaking up the paint!  Then paint a top and bottom stripe using Turquoise Waters (Multi Surface) Use 2 coats for best coverage.  


Apply a one side of adhesive Velcro to the box, and the other side to the back of the label. Rub the side of a piece of chalk all over the chalkboard paint to prime it, wipe clean and then write on the label.  Stick it to the box then you can easily remove and change the writing on the label at any time.






As always, let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for reading!

Want more ideas on things to make with drop cloth? There are over 30 in this post.








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8 comments:

  1. Such a great idea! Who doesn't need more pretty storage options?!

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  2. I love, love, love the stencil pattern and green is my favorite color!

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  3. Love this idea! Imagine the stencil possibilities with our cutting machines. I also have been wanting to try this paint. I may just have to with that rebate.

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  4. Love this idea! Imagine the stencil possibilities with our cutting machines. I also have been wanting to try this paint. I may just have to with that rebate.

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  5. Oooooh I LOVE the blue and green together and the stenciling and label look fantastic!! I would be thrilled if you have the chance to share this at our new Fall DIY Challenge if you haven't already- today we are linking up BLUE projects - old or new! Hop over to The Happy Housie to share yours! Hope to see ya there!

    - Krista

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  6. Yep... the coolest box I've ever seen. You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  7. If you had used multi-purpose sealer on the wood, it would probably only have taken 2 coats.

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