I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing Labor Day.
If you read my post on Friday, you know I was deliberating about taking apart some old cigar boxes I found at the flea market to use in a project. I was really indecisive and it took me until this morning to finally decide to move ahead and use them.
A couple of my favorite things about the old cigar boxes are the graphics and the colors so I chose a project that would really highlight those elements.
The base for this project was an old, chippy, white cabinet door.
I purchased this old door a month or so ago for $6.00.
This small narrow piece of wood was attached to the cabinet door with hinges.
I took it off the cabinet door, removed the hinges and set the piece aside.
I cleaned and lightly sanded both wood pieces and then sprayed them with a couple of coats of clear sealer.
I then took my cigar boxes, removed the lids and started arranging the lids in the recessed area of the cabinet door.
A few of the lids had to be cut to make everything work but this is what I ended up with.
I took the narrow piece of wood that I had set aside and attached it to the bottom of the piece to use as a display ledge.
Although there is a ledge, I don't want to display anything on it that would compete with the cigar box graphics. Maybe a few cigars in an open glass jar or a couple of old tobacco tins.
Now that I have finished this project, I have cigar boxes without lids.....any ideas for those?
I'm joining a few parties around blogland today:
Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday,
Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday,
Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kindra @ At Home With K for Terrific Under Ten Tuesday.
Have a great week.