It started out as a plain wooden tool box with a piece of veneer missing on the top. I painted it with Annie Sloan Graphite inside and out after I removed all the hardware except for the back hinge.
Then I repainted it with Annie Sloan Old Ochre. Now I want to remind you to keep your chalk paints somewhere in the house where your temperatures are cooler than the hot garage. I stored this paint for at least a year out there and it is very thick. I need to add some water to thin it back down. This was one of the things I learned in Annie's workshop and I broke the rules on this one.
I put two images on one sheet of paper and ran my copy. I brought it home and used my Splendid Blender. I ordered my blender pens from WNC on the internet. What got me excited about this project was that it transferred in color as well as black and white. If this look is too faded for you, you can come back with your paint pens and go over the lettering. That will make it crisper. I wanted an old faded label look.
You can see before I applied the image I sanded my chalk paint back pretty hard to expose the graphite base coat.
Now do you remember the box? This was my failed attempt at the heat transfer tool which I plan to try again until I master the technique.
I love the new look of my tool box, and I hope you love it as much as I do. Thanks so much for your visit!
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