If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram you’ve seen this little cutie! (You can scroll down and watch my Facebook Live video where I showed how to paint the hardware.) I’ve had this floral box for a while. I wanted to paint it but I couldn’t bring myself to paint over those flowers! What would you do?
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Supplies for Floral Box Makeover
- DecoArt Chalky Finish paint. I used Relic for this project.
- varnish – The Americana Soft Touch varnish is my favorite for thrift store projects like this one.
- sanding sponge
- gold Rub n’ Buff
How to Update a Thrift Store Floral Box
First I removed the hardware. The handles were easy to pry off with a little screwdriver. I just had to be careful not to bend them.
Then I cleaned the box with some regular household spray cleaner (Something like 409.) and an old rag. After that, I dusted out the drawers before I started painting.
This old jewelry box only needed one coat of black chalky finish paint. I knew I wanted a very distressed look so I didn’t put much on, to begin with. I figured, why add another coat if I’m just going to sand it off as soon as it dries?
I used my trusty Rub ‘n Buff to transform the hardware. You can watch the “exciting” process here…
Finished Jewelry Box Makeover
And now for the finished product… Here’s a close up of the distressed edges. I love how the old rusty red paint shows through.
Doesn’t it look like it’s smiling?
BTW, that little metal edge around the top got some Rub ‘n Buff on it, too.
So… which way do you like this floral box? Before or after?
More Thrift Store Makeovers
If you enjoyed this floral box makeover, you might also like these:
- The Ultimate Guide to Jewelry Box Makeovers
- 10 Reasons to Shop at Thrift Stores
- 35 Beautiful Jewelry Cabinet Makeovers
- 7 Painting Tricks
- How to Paint Over Chalk Paint
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
Originally published May 8, 2018.