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Recycled Cigar Box

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Where’s the remote? That’s a question I get asked daily.

Welcome to the Thrift Store Decor monthly challenge. Today I’m sharing my latest project; a recycled cigar box and that is where the remotes are now stored! This simple idea can be recreated using a paint color that matches your decor. Empty cigar boxes have so many possibilities. With this step by step tutorial you can turn them in to the perfect home accessory to store any thing that will fit in them.

Recycled Cigar Box
Cigar box storage

Recycled Cigar Box

Recycled Cigar Box - create stylish decor storage with empty cigar boxes. Follow these easy tutorial to fit the decor in your home!

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Supplies used to refresh the cigar box:

General Finishes Patina Green


  1. Paint the inside and outside of the cigar box. You can use any paint that you like. I had both of these on hand and love the colors. The General Finishes Patina Green looks turquoise to me, I’m not sure why that call it patina green 🙂
  2. After the paint has dried, apply transfer. It has a sticky back and is a silkscreen, unlike a stencil it has little to no bleed on the edges. It cleans up with warm water and can be used a dozen times or more.
  3. Apply a clear top coat if you want the chalked wording to be permanent. Once it dries and that doesn’t take long, it is smudge free. If you decide not to apply a  topcoat, you can spray it with water and wipe it to remove it. It’s just a chalk paste.
Farm House Chalk Couture Silk Screen Transfer
Silkscreen and chalk paste
Turquoise inside cigar box
Recycle a Cigar Box

These cigar boxes were free and I consider that one of my thriftiest makeovers. I have a couple more, I’m thinking one would be perfect on the bedside table to put those earrings in that I forget to take off.

Farm house cigar box recycled
Remote storage Cigar Box

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    15 thoughts on “Recycled Cigar Box”

    1. Great project. I hope you can get others in your household to put the remotes in the box! I think the paint is patina green because that turquoise is about the color of the patina on copper; I use a similar color when I do a faux patina finish!


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