I’m STILL working on my guest room. I haven’t found the accessories that I want. So I made some blue cigar boxes. My biggest dilemma has been that I haven’t found accessories that I love. Or if I do find some I love they are way out of my price range. I hate buying something that I don’t love just to fill up a space.
I bought a huge box of cigar boxes a few years ago. I only needed a few boxes, but hey they were really cheap. For a mere $20 I had about 20 or so cigar boxes. I’ve created a lot of things out of the boxes. A remote control holder, jewelry boxes and a box to hold my dryer sheets, just to name a few.
I was on Pinterest recently looking for accessories that weren’t the same old same old. I started seeing the trend of stacked boxes and knew that I could make a few of those.
I found a couple of boxes in my stash and started removing the paper from the outer box.
I scraped and scraped until my ADD kicked in big time. It was time to bring out the big guns. Goo gone to the rescue! I swear this stuff will remove anything that’s sticky. Just spray it on, then wait awhile for it to do it’s magic.
After I had removed and cleaned off the sticky paper, I gave each box a few coats of navy spray paint and a layer of super shiny top coat.
The blue cigar boxes looked really great, but I wanted to add some gold embellishments to them.
I had purchased this floral piece a few years back. It’s made of a rubber material that is perfect for you to paint and glue onto wood surfaces. It was the perfect piece!
I painted it gold and then glued it to the upper lid. To keep it in place I used a highly sophisticated procedure – rubber bands. Who needs fancy clamps? Not this girl!
The guest room needed more of the navy color add to it, and these boxes certainly do that.
The boxes are great for small storage too.
It doesn’t hurt that they are pretty easy on the eyes either.
Best of all, I had all of the supplies to make them, so they are a no cost solution until I find the perfect accessories. Ones that I really love!