Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover – Trash to Treasure


Yeay – it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday!  I absolutely love this day every month, when my friends and I all find free or thrifted items and upcycle them on a budget.  You can find all my past T2T makeovers HERE.  I don’t even know what kind of fabulous makeovers the other girls have done until today – it’s a secret for me just like it is for you guys.  🙂  Their links are at the bottom of this post.

Trash to Treasure Tuesday

For this month, I decided to finally redo this jewelry box that I got from a yard sale almost 2 years ago.  (Seriously, why did I wait so long?)  To be honest, this piece isn’t trashy at all, but old jewelry boxes are about a dime a dozen and this one needed to become something special.

(Before) Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I wanted soft colors so I chose Duck Egg blue Chalk Paint and white craft paint, and went with a climbing vine stencil that I got for super cheap online (affiliate link).

Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover - Girl in the Garage

Sometimes I think that painting smaller pieces are almost just as much work as larger ones – there may be a smaller area to paint, but you’re using a much tinier brush also, and have to be more careful.

Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover - Girl in the Garage

The drawers are lined with that soft velvet that most jewelry boxes have, and they were filthy from lint, hair, and random weird specks. To clean them out I wrapped masking tape around my hand (sticky side out, of course) and kept patting the velvet until it looked good as new!

Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I stenciled using a small pouncer and then went back and closed the gaps using an artist’s brush (so it’s not so obvious that I used a stencil).

Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover - Girl in the Garage

I think it’s much prettier than how I found it.  Almost beachy, even.  What do you think of my jewelry box makeover?

Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover - Girl in the Garage

Here’s a Before/After collage:

Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover - Girl in the Garage

Jen


Click here for my free printable resource list: 11 Items to Always Buy While Thrifting

Next, I’d love for you to visit my friends and see how they turned the pieces below into something beautiful!  Click the links under the photos to see the After of each makeover.

Trash to Treasure Makeovers - April 2016

1. Prodigal Pieces

2. Artsy Chicks Rule

3. Bless’er House

4. Confessions of a Serial DIYer


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7 Comments on Stenciled Jewelry Box Makeover – Trash to Treasure

  1. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    April 12, 2016 at 4:31 am (2 years ago)

    awww…that is adorable, Jen! I love the color and the new look is so fresh. Pinning!

    Reply
  2. Paula@SweetPea
    April 12, 2016 at 10:56 am (2 years ago)

    Pretty, Jen! Paint and the stencil gives this piece a very nice updated look.

    Reply
  3. Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    April 12, 2016 at 10:03 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s beautiful Jen, love the color and the stencil detail! Funny, we both posted jewelry boxes today. Pinning yours to share ?

    Reply

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