Today I’m sharing how to fix a broken jewelry cabinet like this one we found at Goodwill.
I found this sad old jewelry cabinet at Goodwill a few months ago for a great price. I think it was $3.99. But it did have a few issues that you can see in the photo below. It looked like it had led a rough life and had several loose joints. It was a challenge, so I brought it home and turned it into a blue jewelry cabinet with some paint and a little scrapbook paper.
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Supplies for Blue Jewelry Cabinet
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Vintage
- Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish
- scrapbook paper (I used this paper.)
- wood glue
Here’s a close up of one of the corners. It looked bad but I thought my wood glue would take care of it. And it did. I squirted a little in the crack and held it overnight with my clamps.
I did wipe off that little bit of glue that squeezed out.
The next day was Painting Day!
I gave it two coats of the chalky finish paint, letting it dry completely in between each coat. Then I distressed it a bit with some sandpaper, wiped it down, and gave it one coat of varnish.
I wanted to try something new with the window so instead of replacing the glass like I usually do I just cut a piece of double-sided scrapbook paper the same size and placed it in front of the glass.
I think this is one of my favorites… I just love that paper pack! It has a lot of vintage style paper, fabric, and wood designs.
I’ve also been using these papers on the sides of the drawers but since I was already using paper on the door I just painted these.
And, in case you’re wondering, I did NOT remove the handles. I just painted around them.
More Thrift Store Makeovers
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Thanks for reading! I’d love to know if you’ve done a makeover on a thrift store jewelry cabinet. Leave a comment and let me know.
‘Til the next project,