Jewelry Box Revival
I found a carved wooden box at a flea market this summer. It was rough and unfinished on the inside. I doubt it was for jewelry...it didn't look refined by any measure. Still, I couldn't resist the challenge...
This is what I bought for $5 at the flea market. It was knicked and rough to the touch.
The hardware was covering up the carving and attached with nails that were too long.
I used plastic wood to fill in the knicks and gouges and then sanded the box inside and out.
A base coat of dark brown was applied for coverage.
The box was then painted with emerald green.
Once completely dry, I used a dark wax, carefully working it into the deep carvings, and the wiping away the excess.
At this point, I set it aside to dry for a few days.
This is what the inside of the box looked like.
These were my supplies to transform the inside of the box...brown paint, brush, and a squeeze bottle filled with brown felt flocking.
To flock, I simply painted the interior generously with the dark brown paint and then while it was still wet, squeezed on the flocking material. The first coat I did in stages, but the second coat, I applied all at once.
This is what it looked like when it was done.
I added feet on the corners to dress it up a bit.
Lastly, a new, much smaller latch was added. The box is now ready to grace the top of someone's bureau.
- Chalk paint (Michaels)
- Liquid wax (Michaels)
- Felt flocking (Www.etsy.com)