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
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...
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Well, I hope you enjoy this tutorial as much I enjoyed making this piece.
Bye, Bye and see you soon