Another day… another jewelry box makeover! I bought this old wooden box last year and don’t even remember where or how much I paid for it. I really need to start taking notes when I go shopping so I can give you that info. I know it wasn’t much because I have a $7.00 cap for jewelry boxes. I’m gonna guess that it was $4.99 or $5.99. It was a good size and in good condition. Just kinda blah… but I turned it into a beautiful black jewelry box!
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Supplies Needed for My Black Jewelry Box Makeover
- old jewelry box from the thrift store
- black paint – I used Relic from DecoArt
- gold Rub n’ Buff
This was a super simple thrift store makeover! First, I cleaned all the dust off the wooden box with some all-purpose cleaner and a rag. Since I used a chalky finish paint it didn’t require ANY sanding! This is my lazy painter secret — DecoArt Chalky Finish paint. I used Relic for this project. Here’s what it looked like after two coats:
I thought it was a little harsh so I sanded down the edges a bit. I like the “Restoration Hardware” look of the black distressed paint!
After distressing the paint I wiped off all the dust and applied a coat of varnish. Then I added some gold Rub n’ Buff to the handles.
I didn’t plan this but the black jewelry box fits perfectly in my end table that I painted with chalk paint mix! It’s probably not going to hold jewelry for a while.
NOTE: I thought we’d keep the remote controls and TV channel listings in the box but, of course, that never worked out.
How do you like it?
I think it really does look like a piece of furniture from Restoration Hardware!
And, how about that RED velvet drawer liner. It’s a much better combination than the old, tired, brown with the red. The color really pops now!
Yes, I am blessed!
You can see HERE what this table looked like before I painted it, too.
More Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeovers
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- Ten Tips for Jewelry Cabinet Makeovers
Let me know what you think about the black paint. This is the first project I’ve shared with this color but I do have a few more. Plus I have black paint leftover and need to use it on something else!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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Originally published September 28, 2017.
I love it – I painted mine black years ago and I think it needs a little something. maybe I will distress the edges and give it a coat of wax or varnish, then pretty up the handles. It’s very similar to yours!
FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks says
Wow, looks like that box will really come in handy there in your end table! You gave it a nice makeover too. Really love the distressing on it.
Clearissa Coward says
Beautifully done! I love the black with the gold pulls. Thank you for partying with Blogging Grandmothers. I have shared your article on social media.
Mary, The Pouting Pensioner says
My first time visiting your blog and oh how I’m amazed by this project and the neat new home you’ve found for it. I love it when something fits perfectly in a new place!
I used to be a “when in doubt, paint it white” but Paint It Black has crept into my world lately. Having said that, right now a revamped jewellery box is sitting a few yards away from me and I painted the a sludgy soft khaki colour with Valspar and it’s so pretty.
So pleased I’ve found your blog. Off to read more!
Thanks, Mary! I’d love for you to come join us in my new Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThriftStoreMakeovers/ – It’s much easier to share photos there and I’d love to see your jewelry box!
Turned out beautiful. I used to have an end table just like yours and never knew what to place in that awkward cubby. Your jewelry box fits perfectly.
Wow! My first time to visit you and I have learnt so much. I’m certainly going to look out for the jewellery boxes and such.
Thanks for being here and sharing.
Thanks for reading!