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!
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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- Vintage Wash Jewelry Box
- 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
Originally published September 28, 2017.