DIY lacquered Boxes

 
This is a quick and easy project that is also very inexpensive.  I needed some accessories to fill shelves in the young girls room that I have been posting about, and of course there wasn't much left in the budget.  So I took a trip to the dollar store and found these pressed cardboard boxes.
 
 
When I saw these I thought I could make them look like lacquered boxes.  I knew I wanted them to have contrast with the pale pink walls, so I decided on black with a band of pink. 
 
 
I started by painting the boxes with a band of the pink.
 
 
Then taped off the band of pink that I wanted to show, and then spray painted the whole box in black. 
 
 
This is how they turned out.