I decided this was not a case to send to the landfill. I cleaned it up as best I could for now. I discovered the brush holder that was in the lid was held securely in place with Velcro (a/k/a hook and loop). Later on when time allows, this will make it easy to transform into more of an appropriate holder adapted for my scissors, pins and other supplies.
For now I can use it to hold some supplies such as small scissors, seam ripper, tubes of beads, etc.
I am using mine for a CQ project right now. Since I began doing crazy quilting I have found I need (yes, need) all of my coordinating ribbons, beads, buttons, floss, threads, needles, small scissors, and other embellishments with me nearby. They were strewn on the tabletop. I move from place to place and room to room when I work on my projects whether it be beading or crazy quilting, whatever.
When I am ready to work on it again it is all right there in one sweet little package easily transportable to where ever I decide to plant myself.
I am loving this piece. I have previously shared photos of my dining room table full of crazy quilting 'stuff', serving as the central hub for supplies. It was always a mess. I will sometime in the future re-do the holder on the lid and will more than likely paint and personalize the overall case, but for now it works just fine. I can see a case like this working for a variety of crafts on the go.