Giving the Second Life to a Wooden Box: Restoration and Decoration
This DIY is devoted to the restoration and decoration of wooden boxes.
- work surface
- putty knife
- acrylic paint
- сraquelure varnish
- bronze paste for grout
- acrylic contours
- acrylic varnish
- brushes: synthetic and bristle
- capacity for water and turpentine
Revome old varnish with sandpaper, wipe with a cloth, grout all cracks and leave to dry. Polish all with sandpaper again.
Apply primer. Allow it to dry.
The most interesting begins. Select the colour and paint your box.
Decorate the box with anything you like, select a pattern.
Apply craquelure varnish, leave aside to dry for 3-4 hours, then apply the second lacquer.
You can also apply some bronze paste to emphasize the effect. Apply it little by little and quickly remove with a cloth.
If the corners are too shabby, you can hide them under metal findings: glue them and then press with woodworking clamps.
Paint the inner surface of the walls with the bronze paste.
Cover all with acrylic lacquer.
And your box is as good as new! :)