Hi thrifty makeover lovers! (I really need a new name for my fans… got any ideas?) Today I’m bringing you another thrift store jewelry cabinet makeover. I bought this one last fall at Goodwill for $7.99. It’s one that was sitting in my closet all winter because I was too busy making Christmas ornaments for my Etsy shop to get any painting done. Other than that nasty “stained glass” it wasn’t in bad condition.
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Supplies for Thrift Store Jewelry Cabinet Makeover
- jewelry cabinet
- paint – I used Paint & Paddles, Gray Skies
- paint brush (I like this paint brush for jewelry cabinets.)
- tiny screwdriver
- scrapbook paper (I used 7 Gypsies, Songbook paper.)
- decoupage medium
- Americana Decor varnish
- metal sheet
- tin snips
First, remove the glass. Sometimes I also remove the handles but these were all very sturdy so I just left them in. I usually take out the drawers and paint them first. (You’ll see the blue jewelry cabinet in another upcoming project post — loved those handles!!) Then I turn the whole cabinet over and start painting it upside down.
After two coats of paint, I let it dry completely and add a coat of varnish to seal it. While that dries I’ll cut the metal sheet to fit. HINT: Use the original glass as a pattern to trace on the metal with a Sharpie.
When everything was completely dry I cut the scrapbook papers to fit the sides of the drawers. I painted on a thin coat of decoupage medium, stuck on the paper, and added another thin coat over it.
A couple of the drawers were stained inside so I covered them with scrapbook paper, too.
If you enjoyed this DIY thrift store jewelry cabinet project, check out these others:
- ALL My Thrift Store Makeovers are HERE
- How to Decorate with Thrift Store Finds
- Antique Sewing Table Makeover
- Ideas to Repurpose Old Lamps
- Turquoise and White Jewelry Cabinet
Makeover stats: Bought at Goodwill for $7.99. Planning to sell at Paris Flea Market. Will update with price when it sells.
Thanks for reading! Leave a comment and let me know what you’ve rescued from the thrift store!
‘Til the next project,