Hello amazing friends! Today I’ve got a repurposed cigar box from my latest haul to share with you!
I found it at the thrift store for $3.75 and it started out like this:
I always look for small boxes when thrifting and this one was in great condition! The possibilities are endless!
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After giving this box a good wipe down, I painted the inside with this gorgeous blue-gray color, Savannah Mist:
When that was dry, I painted the outside also. I ended up giving the entire box two coats.
Then I lightly sanded the surfaces with 220 grit sandpaper to smooth out the finish.
While everything was drying, I looked through my stash of supplies for something pretty I could embellish the top with.
I absolutely love these decor moulds and chose a few to try out.
I used this Amazing Casting Resin that is so easy to use! Just add equal amounts of both of the liquids in the pack to a cup and give them a good stir.
I immediately poured it into the moulds:
It takes about 10-15 minutes for them to completely firm up.
I painted them before attaching them to the top of the box:
I painted several options to see which ones I would like best.
Once I decided on which pieces to use, I adhered them to the top of the box with E6000 glue and let them dry overnight.
I buffed it back with a clean soft cloth and this makeover was nearly complete!
Let’s see the after and then we can check out what else I added to this sweet box!
Repurposed Cigar Box: The After
It no longer resembles a cigar box now!
The resin pieces really gave the top dimension!
The lighting in those first two photos makes the color appear more blue than it is. Savannah Mist is more gray blue like the photo below:
And you can see one of the details I added after was this simple row of dots using my stylus tool:
I also added a pull from my stash that I painted white…
Here is the inside before:
You can see I added one of the resin pieces inside also. That metal thing that was on there had left a sticky residue, so I just covered it right on up!
And for the inside of the bottom, I used FrogTape to add stripes:
I also added a small transfer:
My favorite part though might be the sweet feet:
I had fun reimagining this one!
I’ve got three boxes in this haul. One down, two to go!
See any pieces you may have missed in this haul so far at the links below:
Just a quick reminder that my Etsy Shop will be on vacation next week from Monday the 11th through Thursday, April 14th. So get those orders in by Sunday if there is anything you need! We are taking our very first vacation since January 2020 and we are ready!! My shop will reopen bright and early Friday morning!
I’ll still be back with a brand new makeover for Trash-To-Treasure Tuesday though!!
Come back to see what I did with this pretty lady:
Hope to see you then!
UPDATE: No need to wait! See how pretty this piece turned out here now!
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