Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Altered Eclectics - March Challenge - Cigar Box Upcycle

Hello, Crafters!
Welcome to another crafty month at Altered Eclectics!  
As always the theme is anything goes but has to be altered/upcycled/recycled/mixed media.  Cards and ATC's are not accepted on this blog but may fit in with our challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu (sister blog)

For this month's challenge, I wanted to repurpose/upcycle a beautiful black lacquered wood cigar box.  I have had this for almost four years and really wanted to leave the wood alone.  Repurposing this into a stationery box seemed the simplest and easiest path to take.  Every item used in this project came from my stash!  Another successful stash reduction!
I have fallen completely in love with these little snap latches.  They are wonderful elevating elements on a CAS repurposing project! 

Inside Before
Inside After
I used Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard "Bittersweet" and "Clay" Glimmer Mist to stain the wood.  The original wood color was too light for my paper palette so mixing two mist produced just the right tone for this project!  This finish has a deep rich luster and complements the black lacquered wood and burgundy and gold paint on the lip trim!

I used leftover papers from my Graphic 45® French Country Collection to decorate both the interior and exterior of my box.  The lip trim was painted using Earth Safe Finishes® Razzleberry Tart Chalk Paint!  The gold trim is Rub N' Buff "Gold Leaf" Metallic wax!

Thanks for stopping by!