About a year ago, I came across a very simple laminate box in Goodwill.
It was nothing fancy, but the blank slate and the $4 price tag were good enough to think of something creative to change it.
After removing the hardware, filling the holes (for the unwanted latch at the front) with wood filler, I got a bit of painters tape, spray paint, and came up with this:
I gave the insides two coats of Martha Stewart Gold Metallic craft paint, and the outside was sanded down and it got two coats of Martha’s Wild Blueberry craft paint.
For the edging, since I was still craving the lacquer ‘look’, I went to Lee Valley and bought two bags of these three sided corner straps @ $2.40 per package, and gave them two coats of Gold metallic spray paint.
So instead, I just wood glued them on (gasp! *tsk* to my short cuts)
Well, this is definitely a step up from what it used to look like.