Whenever I'm out thrifting, I always look for things I can use for storage.
I liked this box (and have no idea why the only before picture is of the backside. I guess it mooned me!)
But it was plain. I liked the dovetails, but overall, it just looked too new and too plain.
So I painted it green and distressed it. It was old paint that had turned really thick, but I just decided to go with it. Lots of brushstrokes show, and there are some gloppy spots, but it works to add more age. Which I wanted.
(I probably should have blown on it before I snapped this picture. All the dust from sanding it is on the front!)
Then, to make sure the box would stay closed while I carry it around by it's perfectly rusty, crusty handle, I added an old window latch.
I dabbed the screws with some black paint so they wouldn't stand out so much, and added a little number plaque.
Because that's how old I'll be in a few weeks.
(If you can't change it, you might as well celebrate it!)
Thanks for reading!