“Heisenbox (Breaking Bad storage crate)” // acrylic on wooden box, about 24” x 13” x 13”
My friend found a homemade wooden box at a garage sale, designed to hold vinyl records. As he needed something in which to store his albums, he bought it and then commissioned me to paint a mural on the top, leaving the theme and everything up to me. I… went a bit further. We’re both big Breaking Bad fans and I just thought it would be fun to completely run with that idea beyond just doing something on the lid.
All the paint is acrylic and was coated with gloss sealer. In addition to the obvious sanding, puttying, and painting, I also replaced the hinges, chain, and end handles, added a knob on the lid and rubber feet on the bottom corners. I also tore out the old canvas lining and replaced it with craft foam and Contact paper (I also put foam on the underside of the lid corners, to prevent it from slamming closed or scraping the paint on the edges).
The box, being homemade, isn’t perfectly square, which is why the lid looks a tad askew from some angles (if I was remotely adept at carpentry, I would’ve tried to fix this but alas, I am not).
Further, please excuse the clutter in the background of the photos.
If you’re into that sort of thing, you can see a bunch more before/after photos in my Flickr set about the box.