I got this box a couple of months at ago at the Goodwill for $2. It was lined with faux burgundy velvet... that had been tacked in and glued down with some powerful adhesive. AND it really stunk like the kind of flowery powder often associated with elderly ladies. Yesterday morning, I ripped out all the stinky velor and scoured the box with baking soda and Palmolive and warm water. And now it's down to the bare bones wood, smelling clean and just right for my sewing supplies!