Nine Steps To Upcycle A Storage Box Using Paint

Storage Box

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Nine Steps To Upcycle A Storage Box Using Paint

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I am hoping and praying you all will have a prosperous and productive new year filled with love, peace, joy, and lots of organization and craftiness. Well, family, I’m back and raring to get going with new organization and crafty projects for the coming year. This is an upcycle of a storage box and the complete upcycle is with paint. It is always amazing what a coat of paint can do.

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This project is a collaboration with Dixie Belle Paint Company and you guys know how I love to paint any and everything. 😉 For this project, I upcycled a storage box. This box is part of a set I purchased many years ago and they are looking worn but most importantly, they are dated or let’s be honest…outdated. If you follow my blog, you may remember that I upcycled one of the others storage boxes a few months ago using a different paint. But for this box, I have upgraded my paint selection.

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This particular box lives in my guest bathroom and it is where we keep all of our fur baby’s shampoo, towels, brushes and other grooming necessities. It’s Romey’s (Romey is our fur baby) box but it is in the bathroom our guests use so it has to have some sort of style. Also, my style has changed. I am currently loving the modern farmhouse style with the whites and painted furniture and airy and clean look. So, this upcycle fits into this new style perfectly.

The Supply List is:

  • Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in the color Buttercream
  • Dixie Belle Grunge Glaze
  • Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin
  • Paint Brush (I used a Dixie Belle brush)
  • Stencil of your choice
  • Rubbing alcohol

Below are pictures of the storage box before the upcycle.

Storage Box

Storage Box

Upcycle Steps:

  1. Clean thoroughly with rubbing alcohol & allow to dry
  2. Paint with the paint color of your choice
  3. Allow to dry between coats of paint

Storage Box

Storage Box

  1. If required, add a second coat of paint (with the Dixie Belle paint, I did not do any prep or add any base coat and my project only required 2 coats of paint and touch ups in a few areas)
  2. Allow to dry completely
  3. Add glaze to raised areas (optional)
  4. Add stencil (optional)
  5. Allow to dry completely (I allowed everything to dry overnight)
  6. Add 2 coats of the clear coat to seal the project (allowing to dry completely between each coat)

And that is my first project for 2018. I can now sit this little storage box back in its place and feel good about the way it looks. This was an easy peezy paint job. The paint dries quickly, covers great, and the brush did not lose any of its bristles and left very few brush strokes. The most time-consuming part of this project was allowing it to dry overnight before sealing it with the clear coat. SPANXI have four larger storage boxes and I love them because they afford me a lot of storage space but they all need an upcycle. I’m not sure I will take you all through the process all four times, but I will share the finished projects with you.

What is your first creative project for 2018? Is it a paint job, an upcycle or are you creating something totally new?  I have provided a link for you for all the products I’ve used if you’re interested and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section and I promise to get back to you.

Storage Box

Completed Project:

Storage Box

Storage Box

Storage Box

Storage Box

I hope you enjoyed my first project for 2018. You can find product links below. Enjoy and remember to always remain creative.

Purchase Dixie Belle Paint Products here.

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14 thoughts on “Nine Steps To Upcycle A Storage Box Using Paint

  1. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Rhonda. Thank you. I wouldn’t recommend something that I did not think was great and I have used a lot of paint brands, but Dixie Belle is a great choice. If you do check it out, I would appreciate it if you would use my link.

  2. Nikki Gwin says:

    So cute! I love the key stencil that you chose. Great update. I haven’t painted anything this year yet, but paint is my best friend! haha
    I have been redecorating my living room. After the Christmas decor is gone it always looks depressing to me, so this year I was glad to have a couple of new items which gave me the incentive to move things around and spruce it up.
    I look forward to seeing more of your projects! And I really need you to come help me organize our paperwork…. my new years resolution…
    🙂 gwingal

  3. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Nikki. Thank you so much for your kind words. I am currently working on some upcycles with smaller items, but paint is one of my best friends as well. Good for you to get new pieces for your living room. I have a couple of pieces in my living room on my upcycle radar and then they will be new to us. 🙂 Hey I am just a phone call away to help with your paper organization. Remember to choose a method that works for you and your family. Organization is not a one-size fits all endeavor. Good luck!!!

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