I bought this at a yard sale recently. I altered it this morning.
I mixed a couple of shades of blue paint. There wasn't much left of either of them. I painted the whole thing blue. While it was still a little when I went over it with white paint. If I had crackle medium I would have used a crackle finish on it. I plan on getting some this weekend. I really like the way this turned out without it though.
Then I glued the lace trim around the box. The flowers all came from a bouquet that I bought at Goodwill. I took several of them off and colored them with Perfect Pearl and Forever Blue Perfect Pearls. Then I glued those onto the box with button centers.
I'm really happy with this project.
This is what is looked like before (bottom right).