This is one of my early thrift store makeovers from about three years ago! I found this old jewelry box with mirror at Goodwill. It’s been a while but I think it was $2.99. It was the first jewelry box I bought where the inside was stained too bad to clean. Read on to see how I fixed that problem.
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Supplies Used on this Jewelry Box with Mirror Makeover
- old jewelry box from thrift store
- CeCe Caldwell’s Natural Chalk and Clay paint, Memphis Blue
- Minwax Polycrylic, satin
- paint brushes
- 7 Gypsies tissue paper
- decoupage medium – I used Mod Podge Matte for this project.
Yes, I’m still in love with CeCe Caldwell’s Memphis Blue. I’ve already painted THREE tables in Memphis Blue with chalkboard tops plus a few other projects:
I did something a little different with this project. You can’t tell from looking at the outside. The outside just has one coat of CeCe’s natural chalk and clay paint. Then I wet distressed the edges and used my Minwax polycrylic.
But when I bought this it was in really rough shape. The outside was scuffed up and the inside on the felt was stained and dirty. Up until recently I’ve been avoiding any jewelry boxes and cabinets that have dirty felt. I’ve tried cleaning it before without very good results. I was decoupaging on another project when I though, “Why don’t I just decoupage OVER the stained felt?”
This box had some dividers in it. They came out with a little work and I scraped off the remaining glue. I had some 7 Gypsies tissue paper that I’d been hoarding for a while. I tore it into pieces and glued it in with some Mod Podge. Then I gently covered it with another thin layer of Mod Podge and let it dry before I closed the box.
I was really happy with how it turned out. The photo below shows it in my Treasure Island Flea display… where it sold that day for $15.00!
If you liked this jewelry box project, take a look at these other thrift store makeovers:
- Vintage Writing Desk Makeover
- Thrift Store Mirror Makeover
- Vintage Jewelry Cabinet Makeover
- Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeovers
- Black Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover
If you’ve upcycled any thrift store jewelry boxes lately, leave a comment and tell me about them. Thanks for reading!
‘Til the next project,