Treasure Box

Treasure box??... not so much... needs work!
(oops! reflection of my daughter's "hand painting" in the mirror)
 First it needed a good sanding and wiping with a tack cloth.
Next I gave it several coats of white paint.
(I used ceiling white because that's all I had on hand)
 Then I printed out a No. 2 in a font I liked.
And in order to transfer it to the top of the box, I scribbled with pencil on the back and traced right over the top of the letters.
 Next I sanded down the edges, across the top and on the letters to give it an aged look.
 I coated the whole box with Butchers Wax to protect the flat finish
and then put the hardware back on the box.
(darn mirror again, this time reflecting my slip-covered bench across the room)

And that's it... now we can call it a real "treasure box"!
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Great work on the box, I love it!

    And thanks for the follow, I'd following you as well!

    -Life with the Ellwoods

  2. Beautiful! You did such an amazing job. What an amazing piece you can keep for a long time. I am a new follower. I found your post on Craft-o-maniac.

  3. I really like it! I love seeing what a little paint can do!

  4. LOVE your treasure box! I'll be following too!Thanks for your sweet comment on my rug..."high end", I like that :) Laurel

  5. WOW! You have just inspired me!!!!THX!

    m ^..^

  6. Now what a cute the #2!!!


  7. Oh this is so cute! I might try this with my jewelry box! I'm curious though, did you use a die cutting machine with vinyl letters to make the number? I don't have one so I'm wondering how I would do that! thanks!


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