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I am in a big hand painted marble kick. I just recently made some hand painted marble cocktail napkins and now I’ve turned to painting wood. Now that I know how easy it is, you will probably be seeing more of this from me. Today I am so excited to share my Handpainted Marble Wall Box.
We love the Melissa + Doug brand toys and many of them come in these really nice sturdy wooden crate/boxes. The kiddos received a “Melissa & Doug Pizza Party” making kit from a relative this year and I instantly snatched the box up for myself!
I can still hardly believe I took this bright (tacky) box and made it something lovely. First I used washi tape and taped off the interior of the box and the top edge. I wanted those to stay natural wood. Using *white spray paint with a primer, I did three coats to cover that bright red and green.
The back of my box actually popped off during the painting process. I grabbed a handful of blue and green acrylic paints (about four or five). I also used a soft gold and *Bronze Metals Leafing Finish for my accent colors.
Steps to Creating a Marbled Look:
1. Start with your darkest color and paint two swooshes across the board. Then do one more swoosh in the upper corner, a wide “U” looking shape.
2. Then use your next darkest color and create wide and then lines. The beauty of this hand painting is there is no right or wrong!
3. After you have used all your colors, use your accent color in three places. This adds the perfect variation.
At this point, the main box was dry and I removed the washi tape. I used *Elmer’s Wood Glue and reattached the back to the box. I let that dry for 24 hours with a few heavy boxes sitting on top of it.
I was THRILLED with the outcome.
The soft gold and bronze leafing add a soft shimmer in different lighting.
I am slooowly updating our master bedroom from gray, orange and white to some of these blues and green colors. It looks so great in our room.
Are you loving marble like me? Have you made or bought anything with a marble look?