Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Updated Jewelry Box

I just love old jewelry boxes! The larger and more ornate, the better. I picked up this little beauty at Salvation Army back in June. It had broken hardware and an outdated finish, but the little doors literally stole my heart and the red velvet lining was in perfect shape!

Great potential, no? I hand-painted the box with several coats of Sherwin Williams "Dover White", distressed it, had my husband add new hardware (that wood was freakishly hard and the nails were oh, so tiny!), and added a few coats of poly so the finish will last forevah.

Here she is today:

It will be heading out to my adorable cousin, Carly, in Atlanta tomorrow.  She is such a doll--getting married in March to an adorable guy. I am so proud of her: an engineering degree from GA Tech, a great job, and just an amazing person. I was fortunate to see her last weekend at our cousin's Chicago wedding.

Love you, Carly!


Rinni's Playground said...

I love this jewelry box! I scored one in the shape of a dresser and painted it too. I've been on the lookout for more jewelry boxes to makeover for presents or the etsy shop. ;) Yours makes me think of a buffet or sideboard! Love it!

Tara said...

Love what you have done to the jewelry box Erin - also SUNNING photograph. Have a happy time. Tara xxx

Patricia Chastain said...

Carly is lucky and spoiled! Love it!

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