From Trash to Storage for Treasure

4 Materials
2 Hours

I turned an old silverware box that had seem better days into pretty storage for my jewelry.

I first removed the hardware and the inside lining.

I gave the box a good sanding to remove the deep sratches in the surface.

I decided to paint it with some Folk Art oatmeal chalk paint. I just love this soft neutral color!

I gave it several thin coats.

Once in it was completely dry, I sanded a bit on the edges to give it a distressed look.

Next, I gave it several coats of Behr white wax. I love the combo of the oatmeal color with the white wax.

I put the hardware back on. The outside was completely transformed!

I kept a few of the pieces from the origional lining for templates for the new lining. I cut out pieces of poster board and covered them with some velvet fabric.

I hot glue the new lining in place.

Now it is the perfect place to keep my jewelry! Itnis pretty and functional!

Suggested materials:

  • Folk Art Oatmeal Chalk Paint  (Amazon)
  • Behr white wax  (Home Depot)
  • Poster board  (Hobby Lobby)
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  • BrettaMcClennyKirby
    on Nov 13, 2019

    This is so pretty! I have a couple of old silverware boxes, one is not in use and now I know what to do with it!! Thank you for sharing! Love it!♥️

  • Louise
    on Nov 16, 2019

    Looks very how you gave it a new life..Turning old to new👍 grate job you have done.

    Thanks for shareing

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