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Antiqued Wooden Storage Box

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Antiqued Wooden Storage Box
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Antiqued Wooden Storage Box

designed by PLA Schneider

A plain wooden box becomes a treasured chest with an added embellishment and a chalky finish.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • wooden box (flea market find)
  • 1" flat brush
  • clean cloth
  • wooden embellishment
  • craft or wood glue


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean the wooden box with a clean, dry cloth.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Adhere the wooden embellishment to the box with craft or wood glue. Using a 1" flat brush, paint the box with two coats of Vintage.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using a 1" flat brush, add Clear Crème Wax. Using a 1" flat brush, add Deep Brown Crème Wax and immediately wipe back with a clean, dry cloth.


If you feel the Deep Brown Crème Wax is too intense, it can be softened by taking a clean cloth with a bit of Clear Crème Wax and wiping over the Deep Brown Crème Wax.