So after taking these all in, I tried my hand at making my own DIY knock-off version. I already owned a bunch of shoe/jewelry boxes of various sizes so that part was free. And then due to my free Valspar samples, I actually had the perfect orange and black paint on hand which was a total coincidence. I started by painting what ended up being four coats of the orange onto three boxes. Then I taped off the edges so I could apply the black.
After removing the tape from the big box, all of the orange paint came up with the tape! Grr that sucked and I kinda thought it might happen but I took the risk anyways. Fail. So I threw the big one away and tried my luck at the smaller boxes. Lifting the tape didn't lift the paint on the small boxes--phew--but it did leave crazy wonky lines where the black paint was.
Not super terrible from afar....
But things got nasty up close
The only up side is that this project was completely free. The only thing I lost was all the time it took me to apply the four coats and tape out and paint the black. Just goes to show that not every DIY project turns out like you hope/expect. Anyone else have a DIY Fail recently? C'mon I can't be the only one.