Mint Vintage No 9 Jewelry Box Makeover

I know, I know, enough with the jewelry boxes already! I promise this will be the last one for a while. Those of you who have been following me know that I had loads of them collecting dust in the workshop. It feels good to finally have breathed new life into each and every one of them. This was another that sold quickly at the outdoor market in May.

Mint chalk painted thrift store jewelry box

Mint Vintage No 9 Jewelry Box Makeover

I had a container of custom mint chalk paint leftover from my Dated Jewelry Box Now Pretty In Mint and I needed to use it up. I had just enough to complete this Mint Vintage No. 9 Jewelry Box.

Here is what it looked like before...

Vintage jewelry box before chalk painted in Mint

I forgot to take a picture before removing the hardware. This one has enough storage for both the Mr. & Mrs (at least in our house being one who doesn't wear a lot of jewelry).

Mint Vintage No 9 Jewelry Box with lots of storage compartments

I don't remember the ratios I used to make the custom color but the colors were Pure White and Antibes Green Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I added one teaspoon at a time until I got my color preference.

Thrift store jewelry box chalk painted Mint

Normally I paint the hardware too but decided to keep the original finish because it paired well with the gold No. 9 stencil detail on the top. This is the Americana Decor Stencil I used (*affiliate link) and Gold Paint color (*affiliate link).

Mint jewelry box with metallic stenciled top

Normally I would distress the edges with sandpaper but this time, I went for a more clean and polished look. The paint was protected with clear wax applied with a lint-free rag.

Mint Vintage Jewelry Box with stenciled top Before and After

I'm surprised by how many projects I've painted Mint Chalk Paint (*affiliate link) considering it is not a color I normally gravitate towards. The biggest reason is because the vinyl siding on our house is mint and I cringe every time I pull into the driveway. Unfortunately, replacing siding has not been in our budget so the ugly mint house on the street remains.

It all started with the Mint Dining Room Hutch I painted for a client.

I'd love to hear what you think of the color Mint.  Love it or leave it?

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