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Monday, November 7, 2011

Door Box Tutorial and my New Giveaway

Hi Prim Girls,
I have been seeing this door box in some colonial homes, blogs and magazines and I decide to make one for my front door. I loved to make wood pieces.  I'm very pleased how this box turned out,  so I decide to share with you my last tutorial. I received emails from blog ladies that are using my tutorials to make their own pieces and that is amazing for me. Try this new one and enjoy making it!

You'll need the following materials:

1 piece of 1" x 12" x 4' wood board

1 piece of 1" x 3 1/2" x 4' wood board

nails and hammer

wood glue


table and/or gig saw

Paints ( I used black and  antique cream)


Drill,  screws ( if necessary)

Using a piece of 1x12, measure and mark 28" long in the board. In one side of the piece, measure 3 1/2" from the edges to inside and mark each points. Using the same side of the piece, measure 4" from the top to the bottom and mark points in each side. Connect the points from the edges and draw a semi circle. Cut the semi circles. Your board top will look like this.

Using the same board, measure the front piece of the box, using the bottom of the board mark 12" long like this...
Cut both pieces to obtain the back and the front of the box.  Then using the 3 1/2"  board measure 2 pieces of 12" and one of 10", cut them to make the sides and the bottom of the box. Make adjustments if necessary. You box will look like this...
We are ready to make the box. Secure the sides of the box to the front piece before attach it to the back.  Now, attach the box to the back piece. Remember, use glue and nail to secure each piece to give strength to it. Look how it looks with all pieces together.
Your piece is finished, now start with the fun part... Paint.  Round the edges and make sure all sanding has been completed prior to painting. Give the base color and then apply the color you want ( I used a light color in mine because my front door is barn red).  In this piece, I used antique cream over black ( base). To give a distressed look, use the sander and remove paint in the specific areas to create a worn appearance. Then apply stain. Now your piece looks worn and old. Primitive perfect!

Decorate the box  following the trends of the season.
Attach it to the door and enjoy it for the next seasons...

 Now, a little sample of my next giveaway. Do you like it? Want to participate? Back again this week...

Well, I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much I enjoyed making this piece.

Bye, Bye and see you soon


  1. What a great tutorial. I need to get some tools! That box came out great. What kind of paint do you use? The Santa is grand!!

  2. Morning Eve,
    Beautiful door box...the color is so Prim and yummy. Thanks so much for the tutorial - you are so generous to offer these tuts to us bloggers.
    Oh goodness what a beautiful Santa...cant wait

  3. Just beautiful Eve. I am definitely going to try and have "someone" cut this out for me so I can build it. I love the color you chose for yours. What kind of hook is that you have it hanging on?

    Looking forward to your giveaway. Your Santa is fabulous.


  4. Beautiful door box. Thank you Eve for the wonderful tutorial. I may have to put my hubby to work making one for me.

    Have a wonderful day~Becky

  5. Oh you are awesome and I can't believe you made this. I love it.

  6. Love Love!!! Pinning! THank you sdo much for sharing! I think even I can do this one!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  7. Eve I love your new door box!!! I might just have to make one....yours turned out so beautifully!!!! I like your Santa too. :0)

  8. Very NICE! I made my own version of a door box using beadboard about a month ago and just now realized that I haven't shared photos of it yet - I need to do that!

  9. Eve~ You are so talanted! I love the box been thinking of having hubby make me one for a while.Can't wait to see the giveaway.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  10. Wow!!! You did a beautiful job on your door box. I have been wanting one....just maybe...if I am real nice to hubby he could do it for me :-) Thanks for the tut!!! Santa is wonderful!


  11. I love your door box, thank you for sharing the tutorial. I want to try to make one. Hugs,Lecia

  12. Thank you very much! You are sooo generous with your tutorials! Love the Santa~~soo prim!!

  13. Oh wow, what a beauty! I simply have to try this! Thanks for sharing! Love, Loretta

  14. Love your door box! You are something. The santa is wonderful. I really like the color of your door box.

  15. I've recently discoverd a very valuable comodity...my brother in law, lol! He loves to work with wood...I showed him a bookcase..and a few hours later...he sent a pic of it back, all done! This door box is being sent to him, lol!!! Thank you for your info...and ohhhh that cute little guy...I can't wait! Katie

  16. I love it. You did a great job. Now, where did I put that Jigsaw? You are so talented. -Steph-

  17. Beautiful door box Eve. Thanks for sharing the toot with us. And your santa is to die for!

  18. Great job!!!

    I keep telling Steve we need to make some of these for our booth.

  19. This is wonderful! Thanks so much, I'll be checking my wood pile for enough to get it together! I like your clear pics and directions!

  20. Thanks for the tutorial, I've seen those before and loved them. I'm also wondering what kind of hook you used to hang it and also if it swings when you open and close the door. I'm going to have to make one.

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