How to make a wooden box for Christmas (in an afternoon)
I have had a wooden Christmas box for years, and the thought of having it repaired in an afternoon, just to see what will happen, makes me cry.
For me, it’s a bit of a no-brainer: I can put something nice in my house, so why not add a little joy to it?
To make the box, I bought an old wood box from a garage sale, and drilled a hole for the wooden stand that I mounted it on.
When I put the box into the garage, the hinges popped, and a little squeak came from the wood box as the wood moved around inside the box.
So, I installed the stand and made a wooden stand for it.
When it arrived, the box was in perfect shape.
But when I got home, it was a mess.
I used some white paint to paint over the wooden box and covered it with a sheet of white plastic.
When the box sat in the fridge, the plastic seemed to cling to the inside of the box with every bump and scrape.
I think I need to paint the box again, and see what happens.
If it doesn’t make the same noise, maybe I’ll paint it again.
I have to admit that the plastic looked really pretty and made the box look pretty, so it was easy to paint it in a similar way.
After I painted the box in white, I noticed that it was stained with rust.
I had to clean it out to get it clean again.
After cleaning the box up, I put some more white paint on the inside, and put it into the box for the next day.
I am really pleased with the box; I like to have a place to put my Christmas stuff, so the plastic and rust are now less noticeable.
But, it is still hard to paint in the dark, so I will probably do that again, to see if it will change things.