Happy Tuesday! It means we are one day closer to the weekend already. 🙂 I wasn’t working on any projects this past weekend because I was away spending a great time with my family doing some major shopping and water parking (is that a word?). It was so much fun and my teenage girls are amazing – they actually love spending time with us, even though we embarrass the heck out of them.
So if you joined me last week you saw how I prettied up my boring black footstool. If not… 🙁 Quick check it out. Today is the makeover of a jewelry box I have from when I was little, a
few couple some years ago, okay, how long ago doesn’t really matter. The point is I’m re-doing my childhood jewelry box.
It is old, outdated and the mustard coloured material in it is just plain wrong.
Take a look for yourself.
Ewww. Time to get rid of that and breath some new life into this baby.
Much better. Don’t you agree? If not, don’t say… I’m sensitive. 🙂 Kidding.
I started by ripping out that lovely yellow material from the top and the drawer. I debated on keeping the little rolls in the drawer and recovering them for rings, but then thought, ah… if I just removed them I would have more options of what I could put in there.
As well with the top portion, I decided to take out the dividers and leave it an open space. The little mirror was already missing and so I had to remove the stickers that held that in place. A little scraping with a straight blade and some goo-gone and voila – no more sticky mess.
The tiny knobs easily pulled out and I sprayed them with a little Rust-o-leum oil rubbed bronze spray paint. (one of my fav spray paints right now)
The entire box was painted in Rust-o-leum’s linen white chalk paint and a little sanding on the edges to bring out some of the dark colour underneath.
Once that was done I added some black felt around the inside of the top and bottom boxes and wrapped some cardboard in material, glued the edges down and slipped it into place. (Material look familiar? Perhaps from my window seat bench cushion and the drawer of my white chalk paint table). I seem to be getting good use of this material. Only tiny scraps left now.
The top I decided to dig through my stencils that I have for scrapbooking and found this beautiful clock one. It is a great stencil because the back has an adhesive on it so you don’t need to worry about taping it or it sliding around uncontrollably on you. I used the same gray I had kicking around from the walls of my window seat and laundry room.
Once that was all done I popped the knobs back on, gave it a coat of clear wax to protect it and it was done. Easy. And so much cuter.
I was so happy to see it come back to life. I was happily thinking of the jewelry I can put in there, imagining what would go where… then, enter my youngest daughter. She decided it was pretty and now wants it for her jewelry. I guess it is time to pass it on. Maybe she will hang on to it for the next 40 blah blah years and pass it to her daughter. It will be a new treasure to pass along. I’m okay with that.
Do you have an item from when you were younger that you redid? I would love to see them. Post them below.
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