Red Jewelry Cabinet - a Thrift Store Makeover

2 Materials
$20
1 Day
Medium

Here's what this old jewelry cabinet looked like when I found it at Goodwill... not the prettiest in the world, but in good condition.

red jewelry cabinet a thrift store makeover
I had a couple of friends over on that painting day.  One of them gave this the first coat for me.  I have to say that when I first saw it I hated it!  WAY too bright for me.  What do you think?
red jewelry cabinet a thrift store makeover
(Click over to my website for a complete list of supplies.)   Well, I was ready to throw it out but my other friend talked me into going on.  She gave it another coat.  After she left and the paint was dry I decided to give it a bit more character by stenciling the sides of the drawers.  Then I aged it a bit by adding some burnt umber paint to the finish I was going to use.
This is the first time I used Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.  It lived up to it’s name… it’s THICK.  And it gave the project a super hard shiny coat. Here’s what the stencil looked like on the back.
red jewelry cabinet a thrift store makeover
Now what do you think?
red jewelry cabinet a thrift store makeover
Jewelry cabinets and boxes are my favorite things to find at thrift stores. I have LOTS more over on my website. Come visit and leave a comment to let me know you found me on Hometalk!

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  • William
    on Dec 9, 2017

    WOW! It looks amazing. The burnt umber toned down the red and gave it dimension. Great job.

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