Asked on Jan 26, 2015

Revamping a jewelry box

Kayren Johnson
by Kayren Johnson
I have a couple of old jewelry boxes that I would like to renew as desk organizer/charging stations, any ideas? color, what to change, get rid of, add? I have attached a Google pic of what it looks like (can't get a pic of mine) There are drawers inside one of the doors.
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  • Kayren Johnson Kayren Johnson on Jan 26, 2015
    I saw that one, thats what gave me the idea to revamp mine! lol Thanks tho
  • Jane Jones Jane Jones on Jan 26, 2015
    I am not sure of the size of your jewelry box, but I have reincarnated many into real cute jewelry boxes. I repainted them all using chalk paint in vintage colors. Some of the boxes can come out if needed. You can rip out the ring holders. You could also tear out all the ugly lining and repaint the interior. Or step it up and reline with fabric or wallpaper. I mosaic the glass doors or you could wall paper them. Hope this helps.
  • Donna Donna on Jan 26, 2015
    Gosh, so many option to redesign this. I love how milknhoney reused her's as a desk organizer. It would be easy to repaint your box, then replace the glass with plexiglass and stencil it with a pretty design. Or add a tile or glass mosaic to the front of the door. Just painting it and changing the hardware would probably make it look completely different. Good luck and looking forward to seeing your finished project!
  • Bev Bev on Jan 26, 2015
    Removing the glass doors, painting it with chalk paint, plus a few little hand painted flowers could help you repurpose it into a doll clothes wardrobe. Also, I have a vintage minature dish cupboard that looks alot like this. Good luck!
  • Kathleen Kathleen on Jan 26, 2015
    I bought one at a thrift store many years ago and turned it into a Barbie armoir for my girls with just paint and a little fabric. It had lots of storage for the shoes and accessories and plenty of room for several outfits. My girls loved it! I know you were looking for ideas for a desk organizer but wanted to throw that out there for others reading this.
  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Jan 26, 2015
    Thanks for the idea!I have a large, somewhat bland jewelry box that was a centerpiece at abridal shower.I've always wished it had more going on. Now I'm thinking about some changesI could make, including drilling a hole in the back to put a phone charger cord, so I can recharge our cell phonesand not just have them sitting out on a counter.
  • Rachael Shanyfelt Rachael Shanyfelt on Jan 28, 2015
    Here's a Pinterest link that has some really cute ones...
  • Cyndi Neumann Cyndi Neumann on Jan 31, 2015
    Thanks for all of your answers too as I have several of these, some fine some without doors and I Want to make shadow boxes from them. I will also check out all of these links! Smiles, Cyndi