May 31, 2013

diy project {painted box}

Happy Friday!  The past couple of days this week, I worked on this little paint project.  We had this old cd box in a dark finish that I had put away in a closet because I didn't like the dark color.  So, I decided to pull it out and paint it.

Here's what I did.  I sanded it a little before I started just to rough it up a bit and then sprayed it with a primer.  I forgot to take a picture but I painted the whole thing white and then taped off one stripe with 2 inch painters' tape and did the second coat in gray.  I pulled the tape immediately and had a nice, crisp, clean stripe.  The total distance top to bottom was 6 inches, so the 2 inch tape worked perfect, leaving an even 2 inches on top and bottom of the stripe as well.
It looks a little more blue in the pictures, but is actually a nice gray color.  So happy I can use it again now that it goes better with my color scheme in our study.


  1. Love the transformation! Looks great in your study.


  2. Fantastic! Looks so much nicer in the gray and white! Have a lovely weekend Becky!

    1. Thank you Beckey! Hope you have a lovely weekend too!

  3. What a wonderful transformation! I love the colours in it :)


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