I was thrilled when he brought this one home because it's a style you don't see often. A great score at $5.00!
Here's what it looked like before the makeover.
Originally the plan was to paint it metallic silver or black and sell it. But there's a lot going on in the master bedroom these days (get your mind out of the gutter) and I decided it would fit nicely.
While working on my Birds of Paradise Side Table I moved my can of paint and brush over to this for the same Pebble Beach and White Wax goodness.
Being a more masculine style I made room for Mr. Frugalista's watches, tie bars and cuff links. For the entire 27 years of our marriage he's been keeping them in a small cardboard box. Don't hate on me!
I gave it a little Parisian vibe on the top with a Fleur-De-Lis stencil.
Another jewelry box score from that trip was the popular 4-drawer with glass front and brass turnstile. I apologize for the poor image quality. The photo was taken in haste with my iPhone. It was a Christmas gift for my son's girlfriend and there was no time to stage, wait for decent light, or a proper photo shoot.
I painted it with chalk paint in the colors Rustic Charm and Vanilla Frosting. Then I lightly distressed it with sandpaper and applied dark wax. I Mod Podged scrapbook paper onto a piece of hard board that I cut to fit the opening where normally there would be glass. I kept the glass in case she preferred it that way (which she did).
To see a Queen Anne Jewelry Box I donated to a silent auction last year for the Children's Make A Wish Foundation press HERE.
Or a Vintage Men's Valet Roll Top Jewelry Box HERE.
I'd be happy to do a custom makeover if anyone is interested.