I haven't stepped foot in the workshop in several weeks, where I have several furniture pieces awaiting makeovers. I'm looking forward to getting back down there again next week. In the meantime I thought I'd share a little something I worked on before leaving on vacation. I found this Vintage Men's Valet Roll Top Jewelry Box at a local market this summer. Other than looking quite dated and having a few scratches here and there, it was in fairly decent shape. I was immediately drawn to the roll top detail.
This is what it originally would have looked like but mine had damaged and missing lattice trim so I removed it.
The felt inside the drawer was perfectly intact so all I had to do was clean it.
I painted it with chalk paint in a Graphite color. I normally wax my pieces but because this will most likely take a beating from coins I protected it with a few coats of Tough Coat™.
Being a gentleman's jewelry box I decided to give it some black & white striped detail echoing a men's dress shirt.
I decoupaged some vintage scrapbook paper onto the sides of the drawer as well as along the base of the jewelry box. Last but not least I gave the entire piece a coat of dark wax which added some depth and character.
The hardware on the roll top is original but I painted over the gold color with Graphite followed by a dry brushing of white chalk paint and silver buffing compound. The drawer hardware was broken so I replaced them with new knobs and buffed them in silver as well.
I'm really pleased with how this Vintage Men's Valet Roll Top Jewelry Box turned out. Hopefully it finds a new home soon!