I've been working hard at getting some smalls ready to sell, along with my furniture pieces, at a local outdoor market in May. I have a box full of old jewelry boxes - they come a dime a dozen at thrift stores. I love breathing new life into these guys and they've always been a good seller for me. So today I'm sharing A Dated Jewelry Box Now Pretty In Mint.
This is what the jewelry box used to look like.
While I wasn't thrilled with the Forrest Green felt inside, I needed to find a way to make a custom chalk paint color in a tint that worked with the dark green. I think Mint fit the bill perfectly!
I couldn't resist adding an element of surprise when you opened the jewelry box so I stenciled metallic Gold polka dots.
Unfortunately, the hardware could not be removed to spray paint so instead, I rubbed them with Empire Gold Gilding Wax.
I protected the entire piece with White Wax to soften the color even more. For added detail, I rubbed the gold gilding wax with my finger along the raised ridges.
Now I have a question for you guys. If you look at the next two photos, do you think I should continue the polka dots down the back of the interior?
I wish I could remember the ratio I used for the custom paint color. What I used was Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Pure White and then kept adding a teaspoon at a time of the color Antibes Green until I was happy.
I hope this jewelry box finds a new home in May. For my local blog readers, I'll be sharing more details about the market next week so stay tuned.
If you missed my client's hutch last week, you can see it here Mint Dining Room Hutch Makeover.
You may also like these jewelry boxes that I breathed new life into:
Provence Jewelry Box donated to a silent auction for the Children's Make A Wish Foundation
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