I bought an unfinished crate/box from M's, of course with my 50% off coupon. Got 3 different colors of acrylic paint. I painted two coats of Brown, then sponged Golden Brown and Tan. I used the Craftsmart paints from M's. They work great! The painting process took a long time, about 3-4 hours. I can see why Jared hates painting hehehe.
I then used my printing on tissue paper technique, and printed out pictures and things Jared is into...which is mostly music :) Oh how he loves his music and guitars! Then I also did some cut outs out of vinyl. I specially love the top of the box. The half guitar and that saying describe him very well.
So I finally finished it yesterday. Yes, my present was late but I got two little ones, can you blame me? I couldn't finish on time :) I am so happy with how this came out and I couldn't wait for him to get home so that he can see it. Well, there was a great reaction from him! He loves his box and does not want to keep it in his closet to store sentiments. He doesn't know what he'll put in it yet but he knows that he wants to keep it out to see and enjoy it. It's funny because as the box was taking shape I figured he'd want to use it for something else...I guess I still owe him a sentiments box.
Click on the pictures for close ups.
Below is the inside of the top.
I have to say that although the painting took a long time, I love how my faux finish paint job came out.
Thanks for looking :)