Materials: 2 colors of paint (one for the base and one for the stripes), sponge brush and wood boxes
Step 1: Paint both boxes white (or whatever you want your base color to be). I let mine dry overnight before I started the next step.
Step 2: Tape off the design that you want. I did one with a chevron pattern and one with different sized stripes. The horizontal stripes were much easier to tape FYI.
Step 3: Paint the color you want for the stripes
Let dry for a couple of hours or overnight, then remove the tape. Voila!
Optional Step 5: My taping wasn't perfect so I did get some bleed through. I went back with my white paint and tried to touch up some of the spots where the lines weren't perfect.
I made one box my sewing box and one for my emboidery. This is a big upgrade from all the different places I used to store all this stuff. Now it's all in one spot!
I got this plastic container from the container store for about $3 or $4 and it's been working well so far.
This little plastic box was from the dollar section at target and works great to wrangle all my thread.