Last week a Scottish lady came in with her son and asked me to paint an old wooden box they had. Of course! The box is made from pine- it is a lovely old piece with a lot of nicks and scratches and dents.–sorry- no photo, I was sure I took one, but can’t find it anywhere!
He was the decision maker in this project. He wanted the Polish flag with the word “Polska” on the front of the box. I told him that because the box was old I was going to paint it in that style and really distress the paint to show the wood underneath.
He was happy with that.
So I painted the body in Country Grey and did the flag on the top with Old White and Emperor’s Red. I then added clear wax and also dark and then sanded it down. I also added on the front the word Polska in Amsterdam Green and also distressed to show the lighter colour under it.
This is the result:
This project was perfect for a flag because it is wider than it is deeper- so the flag is the shape it is supposed to be. I also painted directly over the handles on the sides and waxed and distressed.