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You can create a fun and contemporary chippy paint finish in with just a few supplies and 4 simple steps.
I love painting small unfinished wood pieces, and Darice Crafts has a wonderful selection in all kinds of shapes and sizes, including these little boxes:
Boxes of this size make great party or wedding favors, and don’t forget teacher gifts too! Spring is the perfect time to paint a bunch of these and keep them on hand for when you need a quick gift, as they’re the perfect size for a gift card or other small trinkets!
I created this short video to show you exactly how to do it:
Chippy Paint Finish in 4 easy steps
Unfinished wood boxes (Darice Crafts)
Two colors of craft or chalky finish paint
Wet wipes or baby wipes
Step 1. Paint a base coat and let dry.
Step 2. Apply petroleum jelly anywhere you want this base color to show through your second color.
Step 3. Paint your second color right over the top of the base coat and the petroleum jelly areas.
Let dry for several hours. Your project will look like this:
Notice how the purple paint (the top color) has dried, but you can see a darkened area with some crackling and a bit of shine too. Those areas are where the petroleum jelly is sandwiched in between your two colors.
Step 4. Using a wet wipe or a baby wipe, remove the paint and petroleum jelly from the box. The wet wipe will lift off the layers and also take care of any oil residue from the petroleum jelly. Wipe with paper towels.
Optional step: Lightly sand the painted wood.
Here’s some pictures of the boxes I shared in the video:
As you can see, your color choices are only limited by your imagination!
If, after watching the video, you have any questions – please leave them in the comments below.