How to Transform a Blanket Box

How to Transform a Blanket Box

Oak blanket box transformation blog. Here is how I transformed an oak vintage blanket box using Metallic paint  and appliqués.

Preparation - cleaned the blanket box thoroughly with a degreaser.
The box was then sanded, this is to help the paint products to adhere to the surface properly for a lasting finish, then recleaned  to remove any loose material and dust.
I then left it over night to dry.

Appliqués - the flowers and leaves were then made using DAS moulding clay made the flowers and leaves, while still soft I wood glued them straight on to the box and used masking tape to hold them down so the edges would not curl up as they dried, I then left it for 48 till they was completely dried.

Painting - the fun part I used  Bright Gold, Old Gold and Copper only because this item was to match the gold chair for a bedroom set, but there are lots of colours to choose from.
I put a base coat of Ancient Copper around the flowers and leaves to really get it into all the nooks and crannies, the using a sea sponge and bubble wrap I alternated between all the three colours to really blend them together and left it to dry overnight as it looks totally different when it’s dried it self levels.
I went back and checked it to make sure I was happy with the results or if any touch ups was needed but it was great.

Tip- I do prefer putting a white primer on first usually as it makes the colours seem more brighter.

Cleaning - clean all your brushes and tools in warm soapy water as soon as you have finished with them.

Gold Metallic Painted Oak Blanket

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