Occasionally I will pick up jewelry boxes when I'm out junking. I know if you have ever been in a thrift store or to a yard sale you've probably seen hundreds of these (ugly 80's looking wood) in your life but sometimes they're really cute to redo.
If you would like me to tell you my selection process and how I redo these tiny little boxes with felt on inside (usually) and ity bity hardware that is sometimes easy to remove and sometimes not.........
then read on Sista!
I really dislike this color of Brown.
I keep forgetting to take before pictures. The hardware was on when I bought it.
I really like this color of Gray
Unless you are planning on becoming an ugly brown jewelry box
hoarder you are going to have to be very picky when selecting these little guys.
I look for unique cubbies, doors, drawers, hardware, pretty much anything that catches my eye.
If I'm liking the outside then I check out the inside. Most of the time the insides are covered in felt and most of the time the felt is so gross. But sometimes you find a few that look brand new inside, like this one. That's when you know you've hit the jack pot and to snag that baby up before some lady sees you totally checking it out and is just waiting for you to put it down so she can snag it from you.
Like I said these are small and they have very small parts, kinda annoying if you are as impatient as I am.
Here's how I redo them:
I usually wait until I have a couple to do & until I'm in a really crafty mood.
I use Acrylic Paint & a Sponge Brush with these little guys.
(You can clean up acrylic paint with soap and water which is kinda important when painting so close to the felt)
Sometimes I take the hardware off and spray paint it and sometimes I just paint it the same color as the box.
It just depends on how hard it is to get the hardware off. (I spray painted these)
After I have a couple coats of paint I do something to show off the cute lines, like distress it or white wash it.
This one got it all. I painted it light grey and didn't like it. I painted it white and didn't like it. I painted it dark grey and kinda liked it so I distessed it but there just wasn't enough contrast. So I white washed it and now I LoVE it.
Last I finished him off with a coat of
Water Based Polyurethane.
He even has a cute back end :)
Yes, I forgot the take the before picture.
her felt is in great condition, so I brought her home.
I would have had to remove the felt to get her knobs off so I just painted everything the same color.
She got a couple coats of white acrylic paint, distressed with 150 grit sand paper and sealed with the same water based polyurethane.
There they are LooKing all CuTE
These are for sale on my For Sale Page!
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ThaNkS for the LiNk uP LaDiES!