Friday, November 2, 2012

Jewelry Box Makeover

Last April I bought several jewelry boxes on clearance. 90% off clearance! I've been wanting to make them over for a while. I finally got around to it. 

This is was so easy and made a huge difference in the look of the jewelry box. 
Here's look at the before:
I taped off the glass doors and unscrewed the handles. Then I spray painted it. It is the same color as my sewing table. Rustoleum Painter's Touch French Lilac in Satin. I love their double coverage paint. There's no need for primer, even with this dark wood. 

Here's the other one I did at the same time. The knobs on this one didn't come off, so I just painted them too.

What do I have inside these jewelry boxes? Not jewelry, but scrapbooking supplies! 
You can see I didn't bother with the inside. You don't see it unless you open it and that would have been too much work to tape everything off.

I think these jewelry boxes are a great new addition to my craft room. What do you think?


  1. How cool, Rachel! This is such a great idea--unifying items with one color. Love it! Hope you are having a lovely day!!

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  2. Rachel I love these..not only because they are beautiful but because this is a genius way to store little crafting items! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  3. Thanks for sharing this at the ‘Or so she says …’ link party! Hope to see you again this week (link party runs every Saturday – Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorites Things” giveaway going on right now. Please check it out!

  4. Super cute! I love the new color Rachel. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  5. I have been wanting to redo another jewelry box (I redid one here: but I don't need another jewelry box. Now, a place to store craft stuff, that I do need! Genius idea!

  6. Wow! What a jewelry box. I will keep my discount jewelry in this.

  7. I've been wanting to fix up this old jewelry box I bought from a a second hand shop and I happened upon this blog post while searching the internet :D I was just wondering what it means when you use double coverage paint or how do you know what you need to use primer? I thought you would have to sand down the old paint or wood finish for something like this. I'm new to all of this and I don't exactly know too much about fixing things like this up. haha. Anyways, your jewelry boxes turned out great!! Love the color ♥

    1. If you wanted to refinish the wood with a different stain then you would need to sand it. Or if the jewelry box is not in good condition, you would want to sand down the imperfections. Mine were new - I got them on clearance, so I didn't bother sanding them. However sanding slightly will help the paint to adhere better.

      What I meant by double coverage was the type of paint I used. It was Rustoleum Painter's Touch - Double Coverage. Or it might be called Ultra Cover now. Basically it means one coat of this paint is equal to two coats of regular paint. I have found that I don't need primer when I use it, and it coats more evenly than other brands I've tried. It is also comparable in price to other spray paints.

      Using a primer will help block out the existing color of the box. Priming helps it so you don't have to paint as many coats of paint. If you're painting, it never hurts to prime first. Actually, most often it is recommended. That said, when I use the above mentioned paint I don't feel like a primer is necessary unless I am painting bare wood. If you are painting bare wood {for example if you sanded off the finish completely} then you would want a primer because the wood will soak up the paint causing you to need more coats to get complete coverage.