Vintage Look Wooden Box

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My husband loves Cuban cigars. In fact he is passionate about them. Several years ago he quit smoking, but once a while he used to smoke a cigar. His craving for cigars grew bigger over the years and, along with the craving, the empty wooden cigar boxes started to pile up.

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I liked these boxes and was kind of reluctant to throw them away. I was sure that there must be a way to repurpose them somehow, but no idea clicked my mind on how to make them usable. Well, yesterday I got stricken by an idea on how to beautify these boxes. I was reorganizing my storage and came across to a can of “wood black glazing paint for untreated wood”; so, I thought I should try to paint the empty cigar box so we could use it to drop the keys, wallet, change etc.

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This vintage valet inside the box is over 150 years old and used to belong to my husband’s predecessors. Throughout a century and a half this wallet went through some interesting experiences, and even survived three wars. Now the valet has found a cozy and glamorous spot, and it appears to feel relaxed there

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Before starting to paint, I used the masking tape to create a design and make the box more appealing.
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After the paint dried, I lined the inside of the box with animal print fur fabric, so this box now even has a touch of glamour.
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Hope that you liked this idea and design. I am planning to make more of these boxes with different designs, and give them away to my friends.
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Thank you for reading. Hope you will visit again for more fun ideas which will be coming soon.

Besa

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5 thoughts on “Vintage Look Wooden Box

  1. What a great idea, for some reason when I want to leave the house I can’t never find the keys and it’s so frustrating! I guess I don’t have a box like this and looks like I’m in need for one…
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. This is such a nice idea. Although if I were to ever make one, it would probably end up as a junk box by the end of the week or I would forget my stuff is there. Haha. 😐
    I’ll try it out & see what happens. 🙂

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