Today’s project is a flashback to one of my first jewelry box makeovers that I shared on the blog over 3 years ago! I learned something about me and painting that day… It’s not possible for me to paint 5 jewelry cabinets, 2 necklace holders, a shelf, and a candle holder in 8 hours. Especially when it starts raining and it’s too dreary to even take photos. Because so many people were asking me how I was painting jewelry boxes I was planning to take step-by-step photos. But it was just too dark.
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Painting Jewelry Boxes
I’ve been painting jewelry boxes and cabinets for a little over 4 years now. Many of them have been turquoise. But I’ve painted some white, green, and red, too. I think I’ve distressed all of them and stained a few. I use them to display my jewelry but most of my displays are for sale, too. I really prefer to display my jewelry on vintage or repurposed items instead of the more traditional jewelry displays made of black or white felt. BTW, this one was painted with my homemade chalk paint. Here’s my homemade chalk paint recipe.
One of the good things about doing this for so long is that now friends are giving me their old jewelry boxes and cabinets or buying them for me at garage sales and giving them to me. Bikeman even found one when he was out thrifting without me. Check it out here! It’s the biggest and best of all!
You can probably tell my thrift store makeover skills have improved over the years. This is how I left the sides of the drawers that day! I wish I had thought about decoupaging the sides with scrapbook paper like I did on this jewelry box makeover
BTW, this old jewelry box was given to me by my friend, Karla. She gave it to me one night when we were having a cookout at her house and her grandson loved playing with it. I couldn’t wait to show her how it turned out!
If you enjoyed reading about me painting jewelry boxes, you might also like these projects:
- The Ultimate Guide to DIY Jewelry Box Makeovers
- Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover
- Antique Book Jewelry Box
- DIY Golden Jewelry Board
- Paris Jewelry Box Makeover
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
First published February 10, 2014. Shared with these blog link parties.