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I hated the look of this jewelry box. Don't get me wrong - I appreciate the gorgeous wood and the inlay work. If it had been a guy's box, I would have thought it was great. The craftsman who built this box used these ridiculous pin-things as hinges. They would fall out every 4th time the box was opened (and I open my jewelry box A WHOLE LOT!!!). It frustrated the heck out of me until I finally just discarded the lid completely and stuck the box inside an armoire to keep the dust off my jewelry.
I wanted a jewelry box that was prettier and more functional, so I spray painted it black. Um well, ok so THAT didn't work out. The newspaper I had set the box on blew up and got stuck to the sides and then I ran out of spray paint, there were drips everywhere and... well, things just went sideways from there. Quick sanding job and back at 'er...
I painted it Behr's Almond Cream. I used an almost dry brush so you would see some of the black underneath. I didn't like that either...
Then I painted it with my own concoction of ugly mistake paint Behr's Agave and a pure white. I used a dry brush again so the cream paint would show through. Then I scratched it up a little and sanded the corners. I had a bunch of old knobs kicking around that I wanted to use, so I played around with them until I came up with a design I liked and attached them to the lid. I also installed some hinges and painted them over to make them look old.
I like the look now and it's soooooo much easier to lift the lid.
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Beyond the Picket Fence
Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
a Little Knick Knack
My Repurposed Life
At the Picket Fence
My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest
Funky Junk Interiors