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Modern Farmhouse Mason Jar Box

I love the Farmhouse/Flea Market stylings in home decor. Using common and even uncommon items in decorating. Thus is the inspiration for this design. We have pieces of wood from a small barn on our property, along with remnants of wood from past projects. I wanted a simple table centerpiece, but nothing to formal for our dining room. I am Michelle Wells and this is my handmade Modern Farmhouse Mason Jar Box.

My idea spread, and first I made a box for my mother and then for my two aunts. This box, is my mother’s box. Complete with old drawer pulls she had stashed away. I love the simplicity of this look. The jars can be filled with fresh or artificial flowers as I used here. Or simply fill the box with books, candles, toiletries, towels, antique gadgets.

The possibilities will fit into any room and in any home decor.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Baseboard Spray in Gravel
Tattered Angels Color Wash in White Wash
Wood, Wood Glue, Finishing Nails
Sandpaper, Nail Gun, Heat Tool, Water

For my base color, I used Tattered Angels Baseboard in Gravel, slightly diluted with water, to give a more “washed” look rather than solid coloring.

I applied two coats by brush, letting each dry completely before adding the next.

I wanted an even lighter white wash, so I did the same, slightly diluting Tattered Angels Color wash in White Wash, with a small amount of water.

I also applied this “wash” in the same manner using a brush. Layered in 3 coats, and allowing each coat to dry completely before adding the next.

Once the paint dried, I added distressed handles at each end of the box to finish the look.

Some mason jars with flowers turned this rustic box into a stunning centre piece!

I hope you like the idea! Happy crafting!

Michelle Wells



Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


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