Dollar Store Storage Upgrade



Hello friends I hope you’ve been keeping well.  I have been busy trying to get all my holiday decorating and commitments out of the way so I can enjoy a nice long break with my family.
Maybe squeeze some painting in there as well. I’m really looking forward to it…:)
I wanted to quickly show these super cute Dollar Store boxes I ‘upgraded’ by using the Americana multi-surface  paint from DecoArt.

storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-7 I used Black Tie as the color and a white marker for the lines.



Wooden box from Dollar Store
Americana Multi-surface paint (black tie)
White Opaque Marker
Top Coat
Topper (optional)




1. Paint entire box with multi-purpose. Let it dry and apply a second coat. Allow to dry.  scandinavianstorageboxdiycraftberrybush-2
2. Using a marker, draw vertical lines across box.

tealovergiftbasketcraftberrybush-29 3. Draw perpendicular lines towards the center of the vertical line in opposite directions as shown.
4. Continue all the way across. I drew some extra perpendicular lines for more interest.

watercolorwreath-3 I then poured some top coat on the lid and allow it to dry completely. You can skip this step but I love the sheen it gives the box.

For the second box, I followed the same procedure, but this time, I drew a simple grid.  I spray painted a little gnome and glued it to the top. :)


As I don’t have an actual office space, this is a perfect place to store store my brushes and paint.  storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-3
I really love how the turned out.  storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-4

The little gnome is my favourite…hehe  storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-5 storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-6 Such an easy upgrade to simple dollar store boxes. I also love the pattern because it’s so imperfect.  storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-7 storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-8 storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-9 storageboxmakeovercraftberrybush-10

So there you go an easy way to upgrade simple dollar store boxes. Perfect to display or office space…:)


Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a lovely day.

much love,


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