DIY Jewelry Box Upcycle

Hi lovelies!

A few weeks ago I found this old and slightly beat-up jewelry box at my local thrift store, it was on sale (oh yeah…second hand and on sale) so I just had to take it home and give it some much needed love.
I had so much fun making this little box over!  All sorts of ideas came to mind.  I envisioned it in a little girl’s room, or perhaps it would live with a sophisticated teen, or even a sit in a family room or entry way.  So many possibilities!  I decided in order to accommodate all of those scenarios, I’d paint it a pretty blue and white.

{Updating a Jewelry Box}

The jewelry box had lots of potential.  Although the stain was fading, and it had a few scratches and small chips, the inside lining was in tact, and the bones were great!  This made things easy because repairing and re-lining can take some time.  
With a small Phillip’s screw driver, I removed the hinges, and the mini drawer pulls.  
The pulls and tiny screws with were sprayed a glossy white. In the meantime making sure to cover the inside lining (I used foil and painter’s tape to protect it), I sprayed primer over the entire piece.
{Making It Pretty}
Later, I added a coat of white spray (satin finish) to everything but the drawers. 
Then with a small foam brush I painted the drawers and rims of the top and bottom in a shade of blue I’d mixed together to paint a stool a few weeks back.
I added a light coat of polyurethane to seal my work. Once everything was dry I screwed the hinges and pulls back on to the piece. 
I’m loving the way this piece turned out!  It’s amazing how a little paint can make a world of difference!  
I also bought a large jewelry box as well as a few other trinkets that day.  I look forward to upcycling and sharing with you soon! 
Do you like to update second hand items?

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Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. Chase the Star began in 2012 as a creative outlet and to chronicle her DIY and crafty adventures. She is a working mom and wife residing in sunny Southern California.

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  1. Love the transformation! I love taking second hand items and making them over. As always I love reading your blog :)

  2. So cute!! Love what you did!!

  3. This is super cute! I bought my girls pottery barn kids jewelry boxes last year- so generic, wish I would have seen this before. :)

  4. so pretty, I’d never thought about doing a jewelry box I have a wooden one :)

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  6. Thanks for the post, really appreciate it. Waiting for your next creativity!

  7. I would love for you to share this (or any of your other great ideas) at the link party going on now at ‘Or so she says …’ We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on through tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

  8. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see some of your great ideas again this week on ‘Or so she says …’

  9. Pretty! Love the color and the white handles are simply charming! And yes, I love making second hand thing over :)

  10. Really cute – such a difference! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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