Today we’re switching gears just a little and doing a painting project for the guys. The men in my life don’t wear a lot of jewelry but they do have wedding rings, class rings, watches, and a few other pieces. They’ve got to keep those special things somewhere, right? Why not in this beautiful 1970s gold velvet lined man’s jewelry box? OK, so the color needs a little updating. But we’ll take care of that!
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How to Paint a Man’s Jewelry Box
I guess I should really call this a “valet”. That makes it sound a little more masculine. But it really does look like a jewelry box! I broke my $10 rule on this one just because I liked the nautical detail so much. I paid $12.99 for this at Eighth and Main in Chico, CA. (My favorite antique/vintage mall there, btw!)
It was these anchor hinges that put me over the edge!
I did a little more detail work than usual on this jewelry box. I removed the hinges and handles and cleaned it really well. That was all the prep I did before painting navy blue — no sanding!
This was my first project with the DecoArt Satin Enamel and I loved it! It was super thick so it covered really well with just one coat. I went back and touched it up in a few places with a light second coat.
And now that I see the 70s golden yellow inside I think it goes pretty good with the navy! So I didn’t go back and change it after all.
All I did to the hardware was to clean it with some window cleaner and apply Rub n’ Buff with my finger. Use it just like it’s name — rub it on and buff it off!
Here’s the finished project. This paint is much shinier than the chalky finish I usually use. Plus it didn’t need a top coat. Love, love, love simple projects!
Doesn’t the hardware look better?
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim