I couldn't bear to just toss it. So it went into my
junk room studio along with all the other unfinished potental projects.
I recently built super skinny console table for the hall upstairs, but I felt like it needed something besides a lamp and a couple of photos. My thoughts turned back to this box. I had some 1" wooden half-spheres from another project (more about that project to come) and I thought about gluing one on the lid to give it a little more umph, but it just didn't have the glam that I was seeking.
During my message board project, I looked at a lot great cabinet door pulls. Ceramic. Glass. Novelty. Oh, my!
But first, let's address the sad paint job. I sanded the thick layer of tulips from the box. Then, brought out the reinforcement: