Vintage wood candy box I found at an estate sale.
The top was fairly beat up.
Nice clean ‘innards’ though!
I would have guessed that it was maybe a cigar box; but the label on the bottom tells otherwise.
I sanded off the picture on the top with my orbital sander; then hand sanded the rest of the outside. (it had a glossy varnish, so it HAD to be sanded before painting.)
Painted the whole thing aqua; then sanded.
BEFORE I had decided how to decorate the top of the box, I decided to use this pretty turquoise glitter paper on the inside because . . . well because I just got it and was itchin’ to use it! (probably should have waited until I finished the outside first though!)
I selected this paper napkin for the top of the box.
This particular design ‘opens out’ to cover the whole napkin. (not ALL decorative napkins do though!)
This was the napkin I wanted to use at first.
Alas, this design just repeats, limiting how it can be used.
The sheerness of the napkin allows the distressed wood to show though. I used Mod Podge to apply the napkin to the box.
Then I glued a reproduction skeleton key to the front.
It’s available in my booth at Stars; along with several other upcycled little boxes!