Painted Pleather Box

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I am totally freaking out about this color! I ordered a sample size from Country Chic so I could try it out, actually I ordered it for the sake that it was a gorgeous teal color but had no idea what I would do with it. I am tempted to march right on down to Home Depot and have it color matched and paint my current teal walls in this shade.

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Hub’s eyes used to get wide when he heard that I would be painting something, but now that he knows I won’t ask him to help he’s ok with it, that and the fact that painting happens on such a regular occurrence he had to learn to just go with it.

tropical cocktail box painting pleather leather chalk paint country chic

 I’ve had this box for 8 years, it was one of the first decor pieces I ever bought for our home. We had been married for a little over two years and we decided to deck out our new apartment; decking out meant we bought a couple of things. At that point we had a bed that we had gotten for our wedding and 2 dressers that Hubs had, had since he was a kid. I wanted to do the whole black and red thing and I loved the box. Fast forward to today: there is not a lick of red in my house and I don’t really do a lot of black…actually I am looking around now and I don’t see any black at all. I prefer to go with softer colors than black, like browns. Needless to say, but the box just didn’t fit in with our house, but I hung on to it hoping I would think of something to do with it, I mean it’s a nice box. Oooh did I just contradict myself with the 40 Bags challenge and mentality!? Oof!
The process was rather simple, I just slathered on two coats of the Tropical Cocktail and put on a coat of clear wax. Chalk paint is about the most amazing creation, without it there would have been a lot more prep and I don’t like prep! Do you? For the moment the box has no other purpose other than to be pretty, though it gets to see the light of day unlike before. So my little black pleather box is now a painted pleather box doing its job: looking pretty.
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    • Heather says:

      Oh Peps, if you haven’t tried chalk paint you need to…your hubs will just shake his head because you’re not going to be able to stop using it! :D

  1. Dona says:

    The paint went on that so smoothly! And the color is to die for. As a matter of fact, I was shopping yesterday and almost bought a candle that same color…and the scent was Tropical….something. Maybe I need to go back and get it. Yeah. I do. Thanks!

  2. Marti says:

    I hate prep work too, I have no patience. The box GORGEOUS !! Great color. Isn’t it funny how we go through stages where we like different things. I think back at color combos I used to like and now I think what was I thinking ! lol
    Have a great weekend!

    • Heather says:

      Oh I know, I get so annoyed with myself sometimes when I look back and think “why in the world to you throw money away on such and such!” You too Marti, I can’t wait to see what you did this weekend!

  3. Emily says:

    So cute! What a great idea! I love the color!

    We would love for you to come and linkup with us at Your Designs This Time, Mondays 8:00am EST.

  4. Anne says:

    So chalk paint is the trick? I love this idea! How many little boxes do I have laying around? The color is fabulous! Thanks for sharing at Turn It Up Tuesday link party.

  5. Kim says:

    I love that paint color. Your box came out so cute. Coming over from Hump Day Happenings! Have a great night!
    Kim from This Ole Mom

  6. Megan Walker says:

    Oh I’m with you, I LOVE that color. I spray painted an end table in a similar color, and it just made the piece look extraordinary. It used to be an old dingy brown color, but it looked so beautiful with the blue paint. Isn’t it amazing what color can do?

    Thanks for sharing on Hump Day Happenings!

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