DecoArt School Days Supply Organizer

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt School Days Supply Organizer

A must-have for your desk!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint nor the sealer.
  • 2
    Sand and seal the box and drawer fronts using the 3/4 inch flat brush.
  • 3
    Basecoat the top of the box Primary Yellow with the 3/4 inch flat brush.
  • 4
    Using the same brush, basecoat the bottom and the front of the box at sides with True Red.
  • 5
    The crossbar that separates the drawers is based Light Buttermilk with the 1/2 inch flat brush.
  • 6
    The sides of the box are painted Lamp (Ebony) Black with the 3/4 inch flat brush. The insides can be painted with any of the palette colors, also with the 3/4 inch flat brush.
  • 7
    Paint the drawers inside and out with Lamp (Ebony) Black using the 3/4 inch flat brush; the drawer pulls are Primary Yellow and True Red with the 1/2 inch flat brush.
  • 8
    Using the 1/2 inch flat brush, paint small Lamp (Ebony) Black checks on Light Buttermilk crossbar.
  • 9
    Using the end of the stylus, add Light Buttermilk dots to the True Red sides.
  • 10
    With a ruler, mark 1 inch and 1/4 inch along front edge of top. With 10/0 liner brush and Lamp (Ebony) Black, paint lines to mark the measurements. Add numbers with a liner pen.
  • 11
    With a chalk pencil, write on drawers what you plan to put in them. On sides, use the chalk pencil to draw a cat face and the word "CAT" (or other desired word) on one side and "A B C" on other side.
  • 12
    Mist the cabinet with sealer to set the chalk. (Tip: do not spray directly on chalk areas or it will dissolve and disappear. Rather, direct spray over an area and allow mist to fall onto surface. If you lose some chalk, let spray dry and then re-line areas that faded or simply paint all chalked designs with the #10/0 liner brush and Light Buttermilk.) Let dry.
  • 13
    Once the spray sealer is dry, varnish the cabinet with several coats of varnish.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Buttermilk 104106610
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Primary Yellow 104106632
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Red 104106594
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Sealer/Finisher 12 oz. Matte 104549584
  • DecoArt Multi-Purpose Sealer 2 oz. 104114025
  • DecoArt Americana DuraClear 2 oz. Varnish Satin 104387409
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Chest 7-3/4 inch with 2 Drawers 104139099
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 1/2 104464131
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 10/0 104464161
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Pigma Micron Archival Ink Marker Black 20 mm 104129520
  • Paper Towels
  • Sandpaper
  • Ruler
  • Stylus
  • Chalk Pencil