I gave it two light coats of Old White chalk paint. In order to use the splendid blender marker, I printed off a graphic from the The Graphic Fairy blog using a laser copier. Make sure if you are using words to make a mirror image copy. Anyways, put the graphic side down on your surface. Then, using your marker marking over the back side of the image and burnish. I used my finger to burnish. I was so happy how easy this was to do. I will warn that the marker has a little odor to it. To finish off the box, I distressed and applied a clear wax followed by a dark wax. Here is the end result.
It is all ready to store treasures of any kind as well as making a cute decorative statement. Now that I think about it, it would have been perfect to store old love letters. I think that is a thing of the past now. At least, I can show my daughter the letters her dad use to write me in high school and college. I wonder how our kids will be storing memories like these?! Not quite the same to pull out a jump drive verses an old shoe box. Ah, how technology has changed everything.
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