So I posted earlier that I made the body of my apothocary out of two boxes and put the lids aside for another project. I couldn't believe how much the craft store was selling wood planks for for subway art and other signs - they were 7 something a piece. YIKES. I wanted to make two. The boxes were in my stash - I had bought them previously on sale for 5 a piece. I allocated the lid costs to $2 each - not bad of a savings.
So story behind what I did with them. My original plan was subway art. I was going to be crafty with an idea I saw on pinterest. I painted them both cream. Then over the top I did some random color blocking in fall colors. I put down sticker letters (where I went wrong is on Pinterest they did this to a canvas). Painted over the top with belended fall colors. Let dry and went to remove the sticker letters and oh was it a mess. they did not come off cleanly. So I tried to pain over it and that didn't work. So instead of throwing them away. I used inka gold to cover the plank, then I covered the front with paper and went from there. I actually do like how they turned out...so in the long run it worked out.