How sad is it that I’ve had this project complete for months and still haven’t shared it!? Very sad.
Oh well! The time has come to share my jewelry box project that took me months to do because I couldn’t decide what the heck I wanted.
I found this jewelry box in an antique store for 50% off, so I got it for a steal of $20-some bucks. Some of the jewelry boxes I was looking into buying cost more than $100, so that seemed like a great price.
I wanted to get rid of the gold tone to the wood and the stinky smell in the drawers so I decided to paint the whole think and rip out the fabric liner.
It’s not that the liner wasn’t nice… it just was horrendous haha. And scratchy! The only really nice piece of jewelry I own is a strand of pearls that my hubby gave me at our wedding, and it would be ruined resting on that. So yeah, it had to go.
Once the drawers were cleaned out, I started to paint. And paint. And paint. And paint.
Sometimes I forget how many coats white paint takes to cover. Holy cow. When I was pleased with the coverage, I added a stencil.
Turns out, I am god awful at stenciling, so I messed up the paint job pretty badly. Once it dried, I decided to just distress the whole thing. Good choice!
I stained over the paint and gave the whole thing a coat of polyurethane.
For the knobs, I reused the same knobs that came on the jewelry box. They fit perfectly and I thought they looked nice with the distressed vibe. For the drawers, I lined each with jewelry making mat (after I botched lining it with velvet. That was just terrible).
After months of working on it off and on, I finally finished the darn thing.
I am in love.
So it took me forever to show you, but was it worth the wait?!
I hope so 🙂