Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover

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4 Days

Do you remember the picture from Message Board Redo? This Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover project is from a recent trip and she went from blah to wowza! I decided to make it a classy two-toned piece. This time instead of the wood and paint combo, I chose two different paint colors.

I took it all apart using my precision screwdriver (picture down below). The inside hinges and the outside brass piece because it’s better to remove them. You can paint without worrying about having to touch up later, plus the brush strokes or foam strokes in this case are smoother.

I used the entire tester of the Fusion Mineral Paint in French Eggshell and I had a bigger jar for the inside tray as Goddess Ashwagandha. So, what are your thoughts so far on my Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover? Inspired? I used the Goddess Ashwagandha on my Updated Jewelry Display. In fact, I am also working on another one of those for my other niece 🙂

So I painted everything and let it all dry. I let things dry overnight in between coats. Do you have to? No, if you read the instruction I believe it says to let it sit for 4 hours. But I’m not in a rush and I like to see how it looks in a different light. So do a coat or a touch-up and then let it rest. lastly, before it was all put back together a coat of poly was applied. It’s for a little girl, and I know she will take care of it and Fusion Mineral Paint has a topcoat built-in. But I kept it on the safe side.

The hinges were the last thing that was put back on and then a picture. (above picture) Can see the red vines in my hand as I take the picture? A little extra sugar was needed today, I had my two cups of coffee earlier this morning and unless it’s cold I try to keep it at two cups.

Hopefully, this Thrift Store Jewelry Box Makeover will give you some inspiration to update of your pieces or head to the thrift store to see what they have. I enjoyed this project.

Now I need to go get the dog because he just grabbed my only pair of black flats.

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Lori O'Farrill
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