Painted Pleather Box

March 21, 2014

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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.

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 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!
tropical cocktail box painting pleather leather chalk paint country chic
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.
tropical cocktail box painting pleather leather chalk paint country chic
tropical cocktail box painting pleather leather chalk paint country chic

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  • Pat Liggett March 21, 2014 at 4:45 am

    I absolutely love this color!!!!!

    • Heather March 21, 2014 at 4:47 am

      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

  • Chastity March 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

    This is great…and Tiffany’s color – my favorite:)

    • Heather March 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Don’t you wish the box was filled with Tiffany boxes?! I know i do! :D Thank you Chastity!

  • Grandmother March 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

    You sure are a whiz with a can of paint.

    • Heather March 21, 2014 at 4:35 pm


  • Dona March 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

    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!

    • Heather March 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      What a coincidence! You’ll have to tell me how you like the candle! Thank you Dona!

  • Marti March 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    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 March 22, 2014 at 12:23 am

      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!

  • Echo March 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Ohhh, I really like the robin egg blue!

    • Heather March 22, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Thank you Echo!

  • Emily March 22, 2014 at 8:01 am

    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.

    • Heather March 22, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      I will def be there! I will add you to my party list! Thank you Emily!

      • Emily March 25, 2014 at 8:18 pm

        Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up. We can’t wait to see what you share next Monday!

        • Heather March 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm

          Thank you for hosting! I will be there, can’t wait!

  • Reshma Sanjeev March 22, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Heather, Your box does not look like it’s been painted on. I never thought about painting the leather box, I am totally stealing this idea.

    • Heather March 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Oh thank you Reshma! I can’t wait to see what you do! :D

  • Anam (Delicious and DIY) March 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

    WOW love the color. So bright it instantly transformed the box.

    • Heather March 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you Anam!

  • Jess March 24, 2014 at 11:18 am

    This looks so expensive! Who knew! Nice job!

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

    • Heather March 24, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Jess!

  • Anne March 25, 2014 at 12:40 am

    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.

    • Heather March 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Yep! Chalk paint is AMAZING! If you paint something up you’ll have to let me know!

  • Joanna March 25, 2014 at 10:38 am

    looks lovely – nice coulor

    • Heather March 25, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you Joanna!

  • Kim March 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    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

    • Heather March 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Thank you Kim! You too!

  • Jenna @ A Savory Feast March 25, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I never thought of painting pleather! This turned out great. Thanks for linking up with Hump Day Happenings!

    • Heather March 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Thank you Jenna!

  • Megan Walker March 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

    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!

    • Heather March 27, 2014 at 2:50 am

      Oooh that sounds lovely! Thanks Megan!

  • Tiffany @ Stuck on a Cloud March 27, 2014 at 2:32 am

    I so love this color!! I want to use it on a lot of things.. Very cute box love ya

    • Heather March 27, 2014 at 2:45 am

      Thanks Tiffany! Ahhh that color!

  • Katie @ Upcycled Treasures March 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I LOOOOOVE the color! I have never used Country Chic paint before but need to give it a try. It’s amazing how cheery the box is now. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

    • Heather March 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Hey Katie! They have so many lovely colors, more modern than Annie Sloan. Thank you for hosting! :D