When it came to this box I had to replace some the of the wood that was missing and the hinges too. I left the old hinges on for ornamental purposes. Then I gave it a thorough cleaning and a coat of bonding primer my new BFF.
I like the "Subway Art" that is all the rage so I decided to use that as my design. I envisioned several shades of blue with gray and white as my complimenting colors.
I painted the inside Army Green with an over wash of Dark Gray. I also added the legs to give it dimension and top coated it with the Min Wax water based Poly Coat.