Happy Friday friends! Today I’m back with another fun project that’s a part of my Summer DIY Series. If you’re new around here, my Summer DIY Series is all about easy, cute, affordable, weekend projects that are inspired by popular summer destinations. This week, I’m sharing how to create a pink and white striped decorative box inspired by the bright and beautiful patterns of Miami Beach, Florida.
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What You’ll Need:
What To Do:
Prep Work: I’m so sorry I didn’t get a picture of this, but you’ll need to tape the box off first. I made all of my stripes the same width as the painter’s tape I used. I started from the side, but if you want your stripes to be centered, start from the middle. Also, I did the bottom of the box first and then as I was taping off the lid, I put it back on the box to make sure the stripes were matching up ever so often. After your done taping, drag a credit card over all of the tape edges to make sure they’re secure. I know measuring and using painter’s tape can seem intimidating and time consuming, but this was so simple and fast.
1. Now for the fun part! Paint your box! I chose to use Rust-Oleum’s Berry Pink, but use whatever makes your heart happy! I allowed my box to dry overnight and then I carefully removed the tape.
Tip: Do several light coats of paint instead of one heavy coat to prevent dripping.
2. If you want to add a shell embellishment like I did, continue on through the tutorial, if not, you’re all done! To give my shell a splash of gold, I decided to use Rub ‘n Buff so I wouldn’t have to wait for it to dry. To apply the Rub ‘n Buff, put a little dab on your finger and rub onto the shell in a circular motion. I know, putting something on your finger is a little messy, but it gives the best results.
3. Continue applying the Rub n’ Buff until your shell is completely covered. Once, it is completely covered, take the same finger and wipe off any excess clumps.
Tip: To clean the Rub ‘n Buff off of your hands, just rinse in hot water and dish soap.
4. After the Rub ‘n Buff has completely dried (it will only take a few minutes), place your shell on the box lid and decide where you’d like it.
5. Once your satisfied with the placement, hot glue the sucker down!
6. To hide the hot glue, put some Rub ‘n Buff on a small, dedicated (meaning one you don’t mind to throw away) paint brush and paint the exposed, dried glue.
I just love how this decorative box turned out, what about you?
To see week one of my Summer DIY Series, click here.
Have a great weekend!
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