I am officially submitting my coffin into the contest.. Here is the picture of my coffin with first coat of paint.
Here is a photo of my completed coffin
2 pieces of plywood = FREE donated from local business
4 pieces of wood = FREE old scrap wood from our house
Cross = $2.49 walmart craft section
Paint = 1 half gallon black = FREE left over from painting bedroom
1 quart red = 7.00 Home Depot
1 quart crackle finish = $12.00 Home Depot
1 gold paint pen from Walmart =$2.50
1 small container gold paint from Walmart craft section .98
Handles= 3 chair rails x $2.89 each
Misc= Paint brush, nails, screws = FREE from our house
TOTAL COST $33.89
I started on my coffin with donated plywood from a local business. Used a set of plans from http://wayneofthewoods.com/coffin%202.html
After completely nailing and screwing all pieces together. I had this idea to crackle finish the outside of the coffin.
I started with a base coat of black paint .
Then I put on 1 coat of red paint.
After talking to my mom, she thought the paint sceam for a crackle finish would look best black over red.
So I went to home depot and purchased the crackle finish and put a coat of the crackle over the red.
My next step after applying the crackle finish and letting it dry, was to cover the entire surface with another coat of black..
I waited 3 days and could not tell that the crackle finish worked on the plywood.
There was a lot of the red showing through and I was not happy with the way it looked.
So I put on another coat of black paint to cover all the red.
I went to HD looking for handles and could not find anything in my budget or that would be of substantial size. I did find some chair rails that worked perfectly.
I purchased the 3 chair rails. I used 2 rails on each side of the coffin and 1 rail I cut apart and used to decorate at the top of the coffin on each side.
I originally started with the rails black.
My thoughts were that with having the coffin being black and outside at night, it would be hard to see. So I went to Walmart and purchased gold paint and paint pen and set about detailing the rails and the cross that I picked up while in the craft section.
I am pleased with my first coffin..
The one detail that I will do different is add some crown moulding to the top, to give it more size.
I chose not to add hinges to this coffin, because I plan to store stuff in it, after Halloween.