This is a sponsored post brought to you by FrogTape for Bower Power’s Frog Tape Fridays. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Ho’s gotta go.
You heard me.
I got these three hanging wooden “boxes” at a discount store in PA for $5 way back in 2010. I blogged about it here. I think they were considered ‘Christmas decor’….but I think they were just calling people dirty names.
So they sat in our basement waiting for a transformation. You might say that I sat on them ho’s. Quote me on that.
Finally it came time to get rid of the ho’s (can you tell I like saying ho’s?!) and transform the boxes into something more useful than three pieces of basement clutter contributor. All I did was use my sander to remove the existing paint job. First I started off with high grit paint stripping sandpaper and moved to 110 grit and then 220 grit.
After they were smooth and wiped down, I taped them up with stripes. My trick with the Frog Tape on the wood was to apply the tape and then use a damp paper towel to rub it all down and make it’s special PaintBlock stuff work perfectly. The water makes it activate and combined with pressure, it makes it foolproof.
The stain and paint I already had on hand. I just used foam brushes for little projects like this. I get them for REALLY cheap when they have them on sale at Michaels. Every once in a while they do a ten for a buck sale or even less and then I get a bunch.
okay…back to my boxes…I just did a couple thin coats of the gray paint on the exposed areas and then peeled the tape off.
They were already so much cuter than before, right?!
Then came time for stain. I just wiped it on and then used a few paper towels to remove the excess. I also stained the bottom and the lip…but not the inside.
I hung them up to dry for a few days before using some spray sealant to put a thin coat of poly on it.
When they were finally dry, I hung them with some chunky nails in the reading room. I thought since they were in here, that it was only appropriate to have a few books tucked in each one.
I like that they are different than just another set of framed art. It makes it different and unique.
I still need curtains in there so ignore that…instead just think about how a few stripes can spruce up an entire space.
Have y’all been hanging anything weird on your walls lately? I wanna hear what the new hot item is to adorn your walls! Just tell me it doesn’t have dirty names all over it…or does it!? 🙂