I was thrift-store shopping with some friends and stumbled upon this lovely vintage jewelry box. It had one problem. It smelled vintage. It made a great project and I thought I’d show it here. I know it’s not a doll project, but I will be using it to store my doll’s jewelry, so that will be the tie in.
So this is what I started with. The gross red lining had to go, and hopefully the smell with it. It was glued down very firmly, so it took a bit of work.
So I scraped it all out:
Then it was sanded down, primed, and painted. I tried spray painting this time around. I fell in love with this Blue Ocean Breeze Krylon color!
I didn’t take off the drawer pulls. They were nailed in and they could have been ruined in the process. It took many coats of spray paint and lots of drying time (it was extremely humid) but I was very happy with the results. To line the drawers, I chose a champagne colored upholstery velvet.
And then, just gluing the pieces inside finished the job. The tiny earrings and other jewelry for my ‘girls’ have a pretty place to stay!
It was a fun and easy project. I’m looking for more things to spray paint now!
7 thoughts on “A vintage jewelry box redone!”
Wow! I love the color and you did a very nice job! I would have never guessed what it looked like before. Bravo!
Thanks so much! I’ve already painted a couple more things blue, and they’ll be showing up here soon!
That is very pretty. Did it take a long time to finish (besides the drying part)?
The prep work took all the time. I was a bit fussy about sanding everything and getting all of that awful lining out was the worst. Pretty happy with the results of the efforts, though! Thanks for reading!
Wow! What a transformation! Thanks for sharing.
This project inspired me to make a bunk bed for my Kewpie twins, Earl and Pearl. They were triplets, but an unfortunate encounter with G.I. Joe in 1977 took the life of Darrel.
R.I.P. Darrel 1974-1977