I am not sure if the recipe box is home made or not, but it could be.
As you can see, it had some 3x5 card, handwritten recipes between the wood slots as well as clipped recipes. The magazine recipe clippings are from the 1970's.
I painted the little recipe box with Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. (This is my second project with ASCP, I painted a wooden spice rack last week.)
On this project, I waxed the piece first before sanding. I had read that this would cut down on dust from the ASCP. It also caused the paint to chip off more than wear rub off where sanded. I applied another thin coat of was after sanding.
The number plaque is from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology scrapbooking embellishment that I purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. I think it is a fun mail organizer embellishment too!