I am sure that I am not the only thrifter to pick an item up because it is only .50 cents. This caddy is one of those finds. It was in wonderful shape a little out dated and the perfect project to break out the Silhouette.
Before just a plain ole wooden caddy.
I am a lazy crafter so I taped it off so that I would not have to deal with the interior. Painted it with Jackson (black) by Southern Honey and the stencil was with Nanny White by Southern Honey.
After a few coats of paint and stencil a buffing and distressing with sand paper. I finished the caddy up with Johnsons Paste wax. This is a great wax for signs and items like this. I have used it on table tops but applied a few coats. On the Caddy and signs that I make I simply use one coat.
Not to bad for a .50 cent investment. Here's a hint...I have found that with most latex chalk base paints they are thick. To make the brush marks melt away I spritz the surface with water then brush on paint. It really makes a difference in the finish you get.
Hope you have that .50 cent find just waiting for a transformation.