For some reason I am drawn to these vintage jewelry boxes, perhaps they remind me of the hours I spent playing with my grandmother’s vintage jewelry, which she kept in a similar jewelry box. I picked up these two at separate estate sales for $1 and 50 cents each.
These babies needed a facelift, don’t ya think? Enter the spray paint:
I added the border to highlight the slightly raised detail border that still showed through a little.
I just used silver craft paint to paint the border and initial, then outlined them using a paint pen. I printed out an initial and used carbon paper to transfer it to the top of the box. Since I am an impatient crafter, I didn’t even tape off for a clean line, but it still turned out okay. If you wanted to do a real professional job I would recommend taping off.
Now they’re right at home in my guest bedroom, but I keep moving them around. Tell me which spot you like best.
In the vanity:
Under the vanity:
I’m linking up with A Soft Place to Land for DIY Day, The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday and Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday. Whew, I’ve got a lot of friends to visit now!