Here was the inspiration for pulling the box out of the garage:
Here it is as it's always been:
When I looked it over, I was surprised to see some childish scribbling on the top; I'm guessing it was from my sister and I when we were very small, probably using it as as "desk".
The box is made from 1/4-inch plywood, with a brass hasp and hinges.
Since I wanted a somewhat rustic look, I got started first by giving it a coat of chalk paint, and adding some "feet" from some scrap pieces of lumber:
|Wood glue and clamps|
|After three coats of chalk paint|
Doesn't it look perfectly paired with that little Factory Cart Coffee Table? Now I get to enjoy seeing Dad's box every day, in a whole new way! Maybe this style would be called, "shabby-chic-industrial"?
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