Welcome to our upcycle challenge! This month’s challenge is called “Green with Envy” and is sponsored by Dixie Belle Paint Co. I won a few jars of their amazing paint several months ago. One of the colors was “Guacamole” so I thought it would be the perfect green paint to use for this makeover.
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Jewelry Box Makeover with Green Paint
I know I took a photo of this jewelry box before I painted it. But I kinda think it was on my old phone. We switched carriers when we moved to Texas and a new phone came with it. I love the new phone, but I think I lost some pictures in the switch. If I happen to find it I’ll come back and add it to this article.
This was a pretty basic jewelry box. Probably in better condition than most I’ve been finding at thrift stores lately. There were a few scratches and it was dusty inside. I wiped it out with Lysol cleaning wipes. You could also use baby wipes or a damp washcloth.
Luckily there were no stains inside.
After removing the handles, I gave this jewelry box a couple of coats of green paint… “Guacamole” from Dixie Belle to be exact. I have to admit that I got this paint because of the name and the fact that I had a whole bedroom suite painted this color when I was a kid! I’ll have to share that story in my next Guacamole green paint project!
After the green paint dried, I mixed up some Dixie Belle “Chocolate” with a glazing medium, brushed it on with a paintbrush, then wiped it off with a rag.
I must have been hungry when I chose these paint colors, right?
On a complete rabbit trail… when we went to Asia to visit my daughter I tried an avocado chocolate shake. That’s a popular combination there. As much as I like those two flavors, I don’t think I’ll get that shake again!
Now on to the jewelry box handles. All these handles needed was a touch of gold. I rubbed on the metallic lustre wax with my finger and buffed it off with a cloth.
When the glaze was completely dry, I screwed the handles back on.
Yes, I even paint the back of my jewelry boxes. You never know where a customer might want to display them so I paint the back and bottom edges, too. (Not the part that actually would touch the table.)
All-in-all a pretty simple makeover.
I enjoyed NOT sanding or wet distressing this project. The chocolate brown glaze was enough to age it. But you could use this same technique and distress the paint before glazing it.
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‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim