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Outdoor-Themed Garden Tool Box

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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Outdoor-Themed Garden Tool Box

designed by Katie Blevins

Watch your garden grow colorfully with this garden tool box with stenciled designs.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Cameo (ADC10)
  • Escape (ADC20)
  • Heirloom (ADC24)
  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Timeless (ADC04)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • 1" flat brush
  • X-Acto® knife
  • 1" foam brush
  • 1" pouncer (Americana Dual Sided Pouncers - DABK19)
  • low-tack spray adhesive
  • garden box (flea market find)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe down the garden box with a damp paper towel.
  2. Use 1" flat brush and Cameo to basecoat the entire box. Rinse brush.
  3. Use a 1" foam brush and Treasure to paint the inside sections. Rinse brush.
  4. Use sandpaper to sand the entire box.
  5. Print off the pattern to fit the side of the box.
  6. With an X-Acto knife, cut out the shapes. Put the small interior pieces of the birdhouse and watering can aside to be replaced later.
  7. Use a low-tack spray adhesive to spray the back of pattern and the set-aside pieces. Let dry until tacky and position on box.
  8. Use a 1" round pouncer and load separately with Inheritance, Escape, Heirloom, New Life, Vintage, and Timeless to fill in the shapes. Rinse in between colors and at end. Remove pattern.
  9. Use sandpaper to sand over the painted elements in the same direction as the wood grain. Wipe down with a damp paper towel.
  10. Use a 1" flat brush to apply Light Satin Varnish over the entire box. Rinse brush.