Just a note: I did not mention in the instructions below but I did sand between paint coats and let everything dry between steps. Keeping everything smooth makes the finished box look even better.
Plain wooden box – pay attention to hardware as this will have to be removed and reattached later
Wooden appliqués – available at craft stores
Spray Paint – Black with Satin finish
Spray paint – Metallic, I’m using copper here but silver or bronze would also look good
Old rag or sock for applying paint
Step 1: Step 1
I played with a few different layouts of the appliqués to see what I liked.