:::: DiSSed DisTResseD BOX :::: A Thrift Store Remix by Derrick Douglass


Derrick Douglass

Derrick Douglass

Dissed Distressed Box

Jul 28.2009
By Derrick Douglass :::: ChiefRemixOlogist


:::::::::::: The ReMix

OK. So I’m sitting around with nothing to do.  What happens?  I decide that I need a place to store my remotes.

I love wooden boxes (is it just me?).  Voila! An idea form’s in the back of my brain.

I’d hoped to buy a cheap wooden box from the local thrift joint.  After a few days. The ThriftStore Gods hooked me up.

The RemixOlogist in me envisioned a remixed box with SERIOUS attitude! Check it out.

Derrick Douglass :::: Chief Remixologist


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Please click here to view all project pictures (Total pictures = 12)

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::::::::::::: ReMix MaTerIals LIsT

$  2.00 –  Wooden Box (ThriftStore find)

$  4.94 –  Binder (Goodwill find)

$  1.20 –   Black Ribbed Place Mat (ThriftStore find)

$  2.00–   Stain (Local Hardware Store)


$ 10.14 – Grand Total (I love this stuff!!)

:::::::::::: ReMix StEpS

(1) Dissemble the box

(2) Sand the box

::::: The box had a polyurethane finish

::::::The finish had to be removed to apply the new finish

::::::Here is the key to getting the distressed look

::::::First, the box must have a veeneer (plywood foundation)

::::::It is sanded so portions of the original veeneer finish remain

::::::Once applied, the stain will darken some of the box

::::::Other portions will be lighter

::::::Next, the first stain is applied liberally and instead of wiping it off

::::::keep it on until it is tacky

::::::Finally, apply one more coat of stain

(3) The box’s bottom cushion is made out of a black ribbed

placemat which is cut to size

::::::Next, the binders border is removed, and

::::::sewn onto the placemat’s outside to create the new border

(4) The box’s top cushion is made out of the binders front side (sunburst side)

which is cut to size

::::::The binders cardboard backing remains intact



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