About a year ago, I was super inspired by this image of lacquer boxes in bold colors with sharp black borders.
The price tag was in the hundreds for these boxes though (I think from Vivre or Plantation Home?), so I went the DIY route with some basic wood pieces from IKEA.
I gave them all of the boxes two coats of turquoise craft paint.
Then I taped off the edges and painted in the black borders.
Then I spray painted everything with lacquer (though, if I was doing it now I would use my favorite Wipe-On Poly in gloss).
I don't think I'm tricking any visitors into thinking that I spent hundreds of dollars on these boxes in my office, but I like them!