Which is probably why right now I seem to have a box obsession. Moving and storage are definitely on my brain. I've got four boxes in my living room now. I can't help it, they're so adorable and they keep little odds and ends out of view and in a safe place.
I bought this wooden box at the thrift store for less than $1.49 with a 10% military discount (which the same box sells for $4.99 at Michael's).
Since my first DIY lacquer box turned out so adorably...
I wanted to do something different. So, I painted it white and instead of white lines on the corners, I painted it black. There was just something missing so I decided to paint a green accent. Annnnd...
I hated it. I hated it so much that I threw it into my craft cabinet in the kitchen and there it has sat for at least two months now.
Until today. I thought about mod podging something onto the top of it to really make it stand out. But, unfortunately I didn't have mod podge (and it's kinda expensive). So a quick search on Pinterest led me to homemade mod podge!
Glue + equal amount of water + jar = homemade mod podge! Sweeet.
These two were in the running for a while...
I carefully measured my paper and then applied the mod podge to the painted surface with a sponge brush.
Make sure you use enough mod podge that the edges stay down (I had a hard time with that) and there are no bubbles (had a hard time with that, too).
Then, two coats on the top (with drying time between coats, of course).