The whole reason we had bare wood and paint out. The whole reason we had pinkish/purple glitter: my son's friend turned 5. She like him, loves all things junk and finding treasures, and adoring what other people would toss. Since they share their love of treasure, sparkly things, and collecting, we had to do a treasure box for her birthday. My son picked out the glitter at the store to cover her treasure box with. The paint job is suppose to look antique so its white washed, err purple washed. It was a huge success. Everyone loved it especially the birthday girl.