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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Comments

  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! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

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

  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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