Welcome to this month’s Thrift Store Challenge! If y’all follow me on Facebook, you saw when I shared this on a live video and asked for advice on what color to paint it. Green was the consensus. So a green jewelry cabinet makeover it is. Here’s how it looked when I found it at Goodwill. Scroll down to see how I painted it and how it turned out.
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The Thrift Store Challenge Rules:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Green Jewelry Cabinet Makeover
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Enchanted
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Carbon
- Americana Glazing Medium
- paintbrushes – I used this 1.5″ angled brush.
- sanding sponges
- Americana Decor Light Satin Varnish
- Rub ‘n Buff in Antique Gold
- wire mesh
- metallic gold acrylic paint
Since this jewelry cabinet started off in good condition I just removed the glass and hardware and cleaned it with some spray cleaner.
TIP: Keep all the hardware and screws in a little cup, bowl, or jar so you don’t loose them. Those screws are TINY!
I only gave it one coat of paint. I knew I wanted a highly distressed finish so I didn’t need complete coverage.
After the paint dried I sanded it with a fine sanding sponge. I used a lot of elbow grease on it to get a lot of distressing. I wanted a lot of the wood to show through, especially in areas it would have naturally received a lot of wear.
After wiping the jewelry cabinet down with an old t-shirt, I mixed a little black paint into some glazing medium. You can adjust this mixture to your liking. I brushed the black glaze on with a paintbrush and wiped it off with another old t-shirt.
The next day I came back and gave it one coat of varnish.
Meanwhile, I used Rub ‘n Buff on the hardware.
Now that I’ve been in the habit of painting or decoupaging the sides of the drawers I think this one looks naked! Thank goodness the buyer didn’t think so!
I tried something new to replace the glass in the door. You can see more about this wire mesh in my article about what to use to replace the glass in jewelry cabinet doors. The wire mesh started out silver. I wanted it to match the hardware. I tried using the Rub ‘n Buff on it but it was hard on such a large area. Plus the edges were pretty sharp. So I ended up painting it with metallic gold acrylic paint.
So, how do you like how my green jewelry cabinet makeover turned out? I’ve had several people tell me it’s their favorite so far. And it was the first jewelry cabinet to sell at Roses and Rust this year!
Now check out what all my upcycling friends made this month:
If you like this green jewelry cabinet, you might also like these:
- My 10 Favorite Jewelry Cabinet Makeovers
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- The Ultimate Guide to DIY Jewelry Box Makeovers
- Teal Jewelry Box Makeover
- What to do if the Inside is Stained
Thanks for reading about my jewelry cabinet makeover! Featured on Crafty Moms Share.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim