vintage jewelry box update

Vintage Jewelry Box Update

I have always loved small jewelry boxes that look like miniature furniture. Inspired by items on Pinterest, I decided to update an old jewelry box that I had from when I was first married 30 years ago.

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St. Patrick's Day Decor With Recycled Bottles

Recycle those pretty, green bottles into fun St. Patrick's Day decor! I decorate my home every St. Patrick's Day in honor of the memory of my beloved mother-in-law, who was 100% Irish.

holiday tray made with a cutting edge stencil and gold leaf paint

Holiday Tray Made With A Frame Stencil and Gold Leaf Paint!

The Hometalk Team presented the opportunity to use a Cutting Edge Stencil in a holiday-themed project. I had never worked with a stencil before, and thought it would be fun to try a new technique. I wanted to create something useful and beautiful with the intricate stencil. In this tutorial, I will share what I learned with you - fellow DIY folks!

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Make a Quick & Easy Fall Sign!

You can make a seasonal sign in a few simple steps!

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Build A Decorative House With Frames!

Inspired by a decorative piece in a magazine - I designed my own frame house with picture frames! This piece can be used to display a small plant or seasonal decor as desired. Let's start with fall!

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Buffet Makeover: From Sad to Glorious!

Don't overlook that old, worn piece of furniture! It is just a diamond in the rough, waiting for you to polish it and give it new life. This buffet is the perfect example!

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Ruler Boxes - How to Update a Box Using Rulers

I was inspired by a box I'd seen in HomeGoods and decided to enhance plain wood boxes with rulers. After doing a bit of research online, I found an interesting post that mentioned a source for unfinished wood rulers.

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Making Framed Art With Handmade Doilies - Hometalk Challenge

My Noni (Grandmother) came from Sicily in 1900. She made many lace doilies of all shapes and sizes throughout her life. I have inherited dozens of them and wanted to showcase her handiwork with a modern twist.

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Handy Boxes for Every Room! How to Make a Decorative Box With Shims

Love the Hometalk community! Martha Ramos posted "Easy DIY Boxes" and I was inspired to make them for my home last year! I needed boxes with lids that were covered on all four sides.

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Repurposed Outdoor Lantern

This outdoor lantern was made using a few pieces I had on hand: an urn from an old Christmas tree, an orb from a bird feeder and a solar powered globe light. I liked the shape of each piece, and wanted to re-purpose them in some way to make something functional. (Note: If you do not have an urn, you may use another planter you have on hand, or purchase an inexpensive one to use, instead)

Anita K
Anita K
About meI prefer to constantly evolve my home and garden to keep things fresh and interesting. It is more rewarding to do things myself for my little "dollhouse" that I share with my family and friends!