It's DIY time, who's ready!?
Today I'm going to share with you how to fancy-up some regular ol' storage boxes for your office or work space area, and I've even got a VIDEO tutorial! Double whammy!
Before we get to all the video goodness, I just wanted to show you a few pictures of the project, with a couple of quick tips. I did include the supply list shot on the video, but just in case, this is what you'll need:
Something else that I may not have stressed enough in the video is the importance of using the ScotchBlue Advanced Delicate Surface Tape for this project.
First off, this tape is basically the only tape I use now, because of how gentle it is on all surfaces, especially painted ones. Remember our stripes we painted in the twins' room? This tape was a dream to work with, and even after 2-3 coats, the tape still held tough and didn't let any paint leak through OR peel off any of the existing paint color underneath it, once removed.
To save you some time and frustration, I'm just letting you know now that regular masking tape, or painters tape will definitely rip your paper or storage box off in layers, when you try to peel back your punched tape stencil... so I highly recommend going with the delicate surface ScotchBlue tape for this project.
Also, I noticed that different stores carry different storage box finishes. I bought a set of boxes from one store and they had more of a matte paper-type finish; but then snagged a few of (what I thought) were the exact same boxes from another craft supply store, and the finish was a bit glossier.
At first this was a problem, because the paint didn't take well to the glossier boxes, but then I figured out if you quickly primed your surface well with a little Gripper from Glidden BEFORE you apply any tape designs, and then let it dry thouroughly, that you won't have any problems!
If you can't see the video, you might have to click through from a reader to view the video tutorial