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Distressed Stenciled Monogram Wooden Box

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Distressed Stenciled Monogram Wooden Box
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Distressed Stenciled Monogram Wooden Box

designed by PLA Schneider

Personalize a wooden storage box in shabby chic with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paint.

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Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Promise (ADC22)
  • Remembrance (ADC23)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Initial Impressions - Sleek (12" x 12") (PYI103)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • wooden box
  • painter's tape (optional)
  • 2" flat brush
  • 1" flat brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • stencil (flourish of choice)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand the box surface to remove any rough areas. Use a damp paper towel to remove dust.
  2. Paint the entire surface in Carbon using a 2" flat brush. (If the surface being used is already dark, omit this step.)
  3. Paint the entire surface in Remembrance using a 2" flat brush.
  4. Using a 1" flat brush, apply Promise to the lid in stripes. (The stripes do not have to be perfectly straight, if you are going for a rustic look. If clean lines are desired, use painter's tape.)
  5. Position the monogram stencil (shown: Sleek). Using a cosmetic sponge, apply Carbon.
  6. Position the flourish stencil of choice next to the monogram. Use a cosmetic sponge to apply Carbon.
  7. Using sandpaper, sand back some of Remembrance allowing Carbon to show through.