In April 2015, I went to my first ever blog conference, the Snap Conference, and received a sample of Fusion Mineral Paint in Champness, a beautiful blue that reminds me a little of CeCe Caldwell’s Memphis Blue that I love so much. After that, I started looking for something to try it out on. The sample was a tiny 37mL jar so I thought I’d better find something small. This thrift store jewelry box was just right to become my first blue jewelry box makeover back in 2015!
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Blue Jewelry Box Makeover
I was concerned when I started this project… the paint was so much thinner than the other chalk/mineral type paints I’ve used. But I was immediately amazed. It covered great even though the paint seemed thin.
I wanted to be able to compare it to the CeCe Caldwell’s that I usually use so I didn’t do any prep. Which is what I normally do… or don’t do.
After one coat of paint and just a little distressing here’s what it looked like.
The best part about this paint is that it didn’t need a top coat! That’s something new for me and I love it! ‘Cause you know I don’t like waxing!
Oh, I shouldn’t have been concerned about how small the bottle was! I only used about half of it so you’ll probably see something else this color soon.
I did think the surface looked a little flat so after it dried I applied a thin coat of Minwax Express in Walnut and wiped it off. I like how it highlighted the brush strokes and other details.
Leave me a comment if you’ve used Fusion. I’d love to hear about your experience and see photos!
Here are some other painting projects you might like:
- Thrift Store Makeover | Pink Jewelry Cabinet
- Jewelry Cabinet with Folding Door
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
- Bread Box Repurposed as a Jewelry Cabinet
- Jewelry Boxes with Burlap Paper
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‘Til the next project,
Audra @ Renewed Projects says
Very cute. I bought a similar jewelry box at a flea market with the intention of fixing it up. I love the engraved design on the front of yours. The color gives it a fresh clean look.
Great transformation. Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
See you next week.
Candy Walsh says
Very cute! I love Fusion Minerals paint, it’s so smooth and creamy! I like their Beeswax as my final coat~it makes it so soft to the touch with a little shine. I would attach a pic but I’m not sure how, lol.
Candy, I’m not sure if you can leave a picture here but feel free to leave one on my Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/DuctTapeAndDenim