Monday, September 10, 2012

Jewelry Box Makeover

I haven't blogged much during the past year, but I swear I've still been making.  For whatever reason, I just haven't had it in me to take all of those photos (you know how we take about 100 shots of the same thing just to get the one perfect photo for the post?).  Plus, there's writing the actual post which has never been my strong point.  There are those bloggers who consider themselves writers and then there are those bloggers who are like me.  We just want to get it out there and move on to the next project.

I let my Etsy shop lapse last year during my pregnancy.  I've just recently picked back up on it and have been bitten by that thrifting bug again.  I have to be REALLY careful with that.  I think a lot of us have to be careful with it.  Have you ever watched an episode of  "Hoarders" where they follow the person to a thrift shop and thought, "Oh man, that's so me!"  These people are acting like they're on a freaking treasure hunt, which is exactly how I feel when I walk into a thrift shop and grab a cart.  It's so easy to get carried away with the, "Oh, I can use this for something," or even worse, "So and so can use this for something."  Do you know how many hoarders I've seen who buy stuff for other people?  Stuff the other people probably don't even want.  

OK, I've gotten a little carried away.  I'm not really here to talk about my hoarding tendencies.  I'm here to show you a makeover.  A couple of weeks ago, I found two nice jewelry boxes.  Normally, I find these boxes with the tacky flowers etched into the door glass.  Ug...  I'm sorry, but no amount of paint is gonna take away from that.  I finished the first box a couple of weeks ago and have already listed it in my shop.  The other one is almost finished and should be listed tomorrow.  



Isn't that the coolest box?  I mean, even before, it was cool.  I knew right away what color I was going to use (Folk Art's Patina).  It looks perfect with the red interior!

Linking to:
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5 crafty peeps said:

  1. That looks gorgeous, I love it! Although, I don't know if my husband would like it if I painted the brand new one he bought me last christmas!

  2. Welcome back, I've missed you.

    I actually have a jewelry box that I just picked up this weekend to redo. Would you mind if I ask if you paint around the hardware because I'm not sure I can get them off and I'm not sure I can paint around them.

    I recently started a blog series about using up some of my hoard, OMG the hoard is scary!!!

  3. you did a great job my friend. Nice experiment you have changed the whole look of this jewelry box.
    lovelinks murano glass

  4. Love this! Nice work and that IS the perfect color.

  5. This post made me LOL! I totally take 100 photos of each item, I'm with ya on the whole post it and move on thing, and I'm exactly as you described at thrift stores I am learning to edit my purchases but when it's only $1 or only $2 it's oh-so hard to pass up!