The body of the chest was painted Cloudy Morning The branches were painted with acrylic craft paint. vintage bird graphics printed them on card stock and used Mod Podge to decoupage them onto the front of the chest.
Don't waste all that space between joists in a basement or garage. Screw wire shelving to the underside of the joists. Use a standard 8-ft. x 16-in. length of wire shelving and a pack of plastic clips, or have it cut to length at the home center.