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This decorative box is the perfect countertop accessory. Its casual styling fits a wide range of decors, and the angled top positions a cookbook or magazine for easy viewing.
To age the box, I started by distressing the outside with random dents. I then sanded sharp edges, around knobs, along drawer edges, corners of the lid, and any place that would typically show the most wear. Next, I sprayed on one light coat of lacquer. This keeps the stain from soaking in too much. One coat of General Finishes' "Java" gel stain followed by one more coat of lacquer completes the box.
Upgrade your bathroom with this open stand that puts the bathroom sink and fixture on display. Simple joinery and solid-wood construction ensure this project will last.
Elegant curves, highly figured veneer, and a contrasting finish give this chest timeless appeal. The unique construction means you won’t spend a lot of time building it.
The poplar and plywood portions of the chest were painted black. I also brushed on a coat of lacquer mixed with a pinch of red-brown Transtint dye. Then, I sprayed on a couple coats of clear lacquer.