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April 12, 2016

A Dated Jewelry Box Now Pretty In Mint

Remember last week when I painted a client's dining room hutch in the color Pistachio?  Well, I loved the mint color so much that I had to try it on another piece.  Unfortunately, I used the entire can of pistachio on the hutch so I mixed a custom mint color for this piece.

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.

Thrift store jewelry box painted Mint green

This is what the jewelry box used to look like.

Thrift Store Jewelry Box before

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!

Mint Jewelry Box Interior After Makeover

I couldn't resist adding an element of surprise when you opened the jewelry box so I stenciled metallic Gold polka dots.

Mint Jewelry Box After with open drawers

Unfortunately, the hardware could not be removed to spray paint so instead, I rubbed them with Empire Gold Gilding Wax.

Mint and Gold Jewelry Box makeover

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.

Custom Mint Color Jewelry Box Makeover

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?

Mint Jewelry Box with gold polka dots

Mint jewelry box with gold polka dots

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.

Thrift Store Mint Jewelry Box Makeover

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.

Jewelry Box Makeover In Mint Green

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

*I've included affiliate links to share some of the products I used along with similar products for this jewelry box makeover.



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