You see jewelry boxes all of the time, at thrift stores and garage sales. My neighbor gave me this one when it didn’t sell at her garage sale. I decided how to update a jewelry box with paint would be a good project for this month’s Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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The Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge is a monthly get together of fantastic bloggers. We take an item from the thrift store, garage sale, curbside find or if someone gives it to us and redo it.
I procrastinated working on this. It is a man’s jewelry box and I really did not feel inspired. But I love a good challenge. The velvet interior is in good shape so it is just a matter of refreshing it. The other jewelry box I made over is for a woman.
The jewelry box is fake cherry wood with green velvet. Not many color options unless it is for a specific color scheme. Since I plan on selling it I kept it neutral.
To clean the velvet I brushed it with a clean toothbrush, dampened. I taped off the areas where I could accidentally paint the velvet. Use the mouse sander to scuff it up. And hope the fake cherry doesn’t bleed through.
After the prep work, I painted the box with my favorite go-to color, a nice cream. For the narrow parts of the jewelry box use an artist brush with stiff bristles.
Once the jewelry box was painted and waxed, I had to figure out what to put in the picture frame area. I took a piece of sheet music and cut it to size. It is from a vintage music book that is falling apart.
Once I got working on the project it went fast. So I am glad I decided to show you how to update a jewelry box with paint. Now when you see them at the thrift store will you be putting it in your shopping cart?
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Materials and Supplies
Jewelry Box Poppies Paint Powder
Artist Brush Decorative Paper
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