Masculine Vintage Jewelry or Accessory Chest Makeover

Welcome to another edition of Frugal Decor Tuesday.  I hope everyone had a great Father's Day this weekend.  In the spirit of Father's Day, I thought I would share another jewelry box makeover except this one has a masculine edge.

This Men's Vintage Jewelry or Accessory Chest is large and perfect for things like watches, loose change, cuff links, and other accessories. Despite it being rather masculine, I contemplated keeping it for myself.

Mens accessory storage box makeover

Masculine Vintage Jewelry or Accessory Chest Makeover

Why? Because my Zodiac sign is a Leo and what fiery lioness could resist a jewelry box with a sleeping Lion on the top?

Masculine Bombay Company jewelry box with cast metal sleeping lion

Here is what it looked like when I got it...

Mens jewelry box with cast metal sleeping lion before makeover

It still had the Bombay Company tag on the bottom.

Bombay Company mens jewelry box before makeover

After a good scrub with warm soapy water, a lot of Q-tips, and baby wipes on the interior, I removed the shiny finish with a 120 grit sanding block.

Blue chalk painted Masculine accessory storage box with silver gilding wax

The chalk paint color is called Summer Blueberries.  You may remember the Oval Pedestal Coffee Table Makeover that I shared recently using this color.  In that makeover, I protected the table with White Wax and loved the look.  I tried something different with this trinket box and used Silver Gilding Wax, applied with a lint free rag.  I also applied it on the brass lion and drawer pull.

Masculine cast metal lion jewelry box with silver gilding wax

It instantly gave the box a fresh, clean look and I was swooning over the metallic highlights.  Here is the box again before...

Thrift store Mens Jewelry Box Before Makeover

If you like the makeover I gave this Masculine Vintage Jewelry Box please share it with a friend and/or save it on Pinterest.

Mens Accessory Storage Box Before and After

If you missed my other masculine jewelry and trinket chest makeovers you can catch them here at Vintage Men's Valet Roll Top Jewelry Box, Gray Pebble Beach Jewelry Box, and Dark Gray Harlequin Chest.

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  1. Just wondering about that lion: did you apply the gilding wax directly over the brass, or...??

    1. Yes, I went right over the brass and it's held up beautifully.


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