Have you ever run across an old valet like this at a thrift store? I guess they used to be all the rage for men ’cause I see them all the time. I usually pass them up but this old jewelry box for men had a secret inside that caused me to snatch it up, take it home, and give it a makeover!
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Supplies for My Jewelry Box for Men
- vintage valet from thrift store
- DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint, yesteryear
- tissue paper
- decoupage medium
- paint brushes
- 320 grit sandpaper
The secret? When you open the drawer it plays music! I even found a little hand-written note inside with the name of the tune. I found this beauty for only $3.99 at Goodwill!
The inside was boring beige and a little dingy but I took care of that by decoupaging tissue paper in the drawer.
After that, I gave it a couple of coats of paint, allowing time to dry between coats.
When the second coat was completely dry, I lightly sanded the edges. Then I completed it with one coat of varnish.
Here’s the little note I found inside:
Bikeman doesn’t have much jewelry but he still needs a place for his watch, keys, and pocket change.
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I’d love to hear if the man in your life needs a jewelry box for men. Leave a comment and let me know.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim