A Vintage Jewelry Box is Bedazzled Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

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I love refurbishing vintage jewelry boxes. This small one, with a beautiful, shimmery dusty rose on the lid is just in time for Valentine’s Day.

I painted the box a beautiful deep red called Bordeaux, a chalk-style paint color from the brand we sell, Missouri Limestone Paint Company. I waxed it then highlighted it with a rose gold guilding wax.

I found a beautiful image of a dusty rose that complemented the color of the box from a free image site called pexels.com. I cut it to the size of the glass.

The image has a shimmery look as I sprayed it with Modge Podge Pearlized Glaze finish spray. I gave it about 5 light coats to make it durable and to give it a shimmery look. This is the spray I used:

I also had this awesome sheet of adhesive backed rhinestones I found at Dollar Tree, in the florist section of the store. I cut a piece to fit my image and adhered it to the back.

The faux flower painted on the glass was missing paint so I used a pick and removed most of it, leaving just an outline of color. I placed the glass with the flower against the rhinestones and reinserted the whole thing back into the space in the lid that holds the glass.

The inside of the box has a deep green lining. The color of the leaf outline of the faux stained glass rose compliments the lining, which features a ring holder.

This small (3 3/4” D x 5”W x 2” H) jewelry box would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Especially if it held an engagement ring, don’t you think?

Suggested materials:
  • Jewelry box (not included in the cost)   (Owned)
  • Chalk-style paint   (Owned)
  • Waxes   (Owned)
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Sharon Strothcamp Sumner
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