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Grain Sack Striped Box With No. 89

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Grain Sack Striped Box With No. 89
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Grain Sack Striped Box With No. 89

designed by Alison Craig

Hide away lots of keepsakes in this Chalky Finish-painted box striped like a grain sack.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Relic (ADC28)
  • Timeless (ADC04)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Golden Brown (ADM02)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Olde World Numbers (12" x 12") (ADS09)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1" painter's tape
  • steel wool
  • cosmetic sponge
  • clean cloth
  • wooden box with lid (yard sale find)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe off the box with a damp paper towel.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the box with Timeless and the 1" flat brush.
  3. Rub the box all over with wet steel wool, showing off patches of Timeless.
  4. Mix (3) parts Escape with (1) part Everlasting. With the 1" flat brush, paint the box with the mix. Let dry.
  5. As soon as the box is dry to the touch, rub it firmly with a wet rag. Go back over with the wet steel wool again until you reach the desired look.
  6. Measure out stripes to mimic a grain sack on the left side of the box. (The two outside stripes will be 1" and the center stripe will be 2".) Tape them off with 1" painter's tape.
  7. Fill in the stripes with Lace and the 1" flat brush.
  8. Place the Olde World Numbers Stencil on the box to say "No. 89." Fill it in with a cosmetic sponge and Relic.
  9. Sand the stripes and numbers lightly.
  10. Using the 1" flat brush, coat the outside of the box in Clear Crème Wax.
  11. Mix (1) part Golden Brown Crème Wax with (2) parts Clear Crème Wax. Dip a clean cloth in the mix and rub on the outside of the box. (Use Clear Crème Wax on the cloth if you need to wipe off any excess.)