This week’s thrift store makeover is a small jewelry box that I found at a thrift store and updated last year for one of my Canvas Corp Brand design team projects. It was in good shape and only $2.99 at Goodwill. This would be a perfect project to start with if you want to learn how to upcycle thrift store pieces.
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Supplies for Small Jewelry Box Makeover
- small jewelry box from thrift store
- Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint, Mankato
- Canvas Corp Brands printed canvas
- decorative metal sheet
- decoupage medium
- cotton twine
- tin snips
- thin Sharpie
Again, I didn’t take any “during” photos of this project. I think I’m failing as a blogger… lol… at least I took a “before” photo this time.
I removed the glass and gave it two thin coats of blue paint. This is a nice thick paint. But the best part of it is that this paint doesn’t need a finish coat! So not only did I save time by not having to sand or prime but I saved even more time by not having to brush on a finish coat.
I used the glass from the lid to trace onto the decorative metal sheet with a Sharpie. After cutting it with my tin snips I just fit it in and replaced the screws on the sides.
I trimmed the printed canvas to fit inside and glued it in with the decoupage medium. The cotton twine covered the raw edge of the canvas around the top edge.
Now it’s holding a couple of my favorite necklaces on a stack of antique books and sitting on a little side table that we found at a garage sale. You can see the before and after photos of the table in this blog post.
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Your homework… next time you’re at a thrift store, look for a little jewelry box like this. It’s the easiest thrift store makeover you can do and a great place to start. Come back and leave a comment if you find one!
‘Til the next project,