i was at an estate sale on saturday and found some highly patterned paper, and i had this box, and copper paint, and an old (1890s) encyclopedia with very thin paper not usually good for most things and thought this would be a cool faux antique box. i love the way it turned out. i started out with the top. fabulous. then i distressed the hell out of the box - screwdriver, white paint, texture crackle, sandpaper (lots), distress ink in burlap and old paper. then i glued paper on the inside and added somemore burlap distress ink on the edges. i also did a faux mercury glass on some glass knobs and added them as well.