Well, these were a lot of fun! I had 3 cigar boxes that were wood and brown and uninspiring! Time to repurpose them into something lovely, right?
They are all wood. I removed labels and sanded them down. I used acrylic paints, gold gilding wax, wood knobs for "feet", photographs of art taken from a very old book, gold metallic glaze and finally an acrylic sealer. There were a LOT of steps involved, along with overnight drying times for several of the applications, so this has been going on for a few weeks.
Finally I glued black felt to the bottom inside of each box. They are signed and dated on the outside bottom. Today they are finished! Enjoy!