A few weeks ago, my Dad was cleaning out the bar and gave me this liquor box. It is a beautiful piece, but unfortunately there was some damage to the box lid from a label. I needed a way to fix or disguise the damage while keeping the character and integrity of the box. I thought contrasting the beautiful, detailed grain of the wooden box with the shine of a silver paint would be really interesting. Bold, graphic designs are seen everywhere these days and helped to inspire the triangular design I used here. The process was really simple as well. All I did was use painters tape to determine the lines of the triangle and covered the unpainted section with newspaper. I taped off the intricate hinges and clasps of the box so they would not be painted. Using a silver spray paint, I sprayed on two coats. The spray paint that I used dries immediately but I let the box sit outside for the day as the fumes from the paint were very strong.
What do you think I should use the box for?
Let me know!