Monday, April 12, 2010

Jewelery box re-do

A few months ago, my mother decided that she didn't need her jewelery box anymore and passed it along to moi.
{On a side note, let me tell you it is awesome being the youngest in both sides of the family because we always get the stuff that people don't want anymore, hence 3/4 of the furniture and decor in my home, thankyouverymuch}
So I stared and stared at the lovely but wrong color of wood. The main dilemma in painting this baby was that the hardware couldn't be removed without taking apart the inside lining and wood of every part of the jewelery box! I'm not one to be ambitious...I'm a very VERY lazy painter. So I'd have to tape it off and paint them by hand... not to mention that just about every handle is loose. very difficult to paint while it keeps rolling around in place.
Well anyways, I kicked my own butt yesterday and finally did it.

Here is the before:



And here she is after:


I love these bottom doors :) don't you?




She already has a mirror built in on top, and I have to lift it to get into the top drawer so I need to hang something lovely above the whole thing instead of placing something on top of it.


White is my new favorite color... the whole neutrals color palette is becoming my newest obsession.





Anyways, it's nice to have a spot to put everything now! :) Thanks for reading!




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9 comments:

Katie said...

Great job!! I really like it!!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Great makeover!! Love the more shabby chic look.

Mrs. Adventure said...

Looks great, thanks for your sweet comment today! I can't wait to see your lamp shade.

BAHGL said...

You did a fantatic Job!! I SO wish i would an armoir just like that!!

the tim gailey home said...

so fun, my lazy painter friend...not. you are so very hard-worker girl, the thought makes me laugh. maybe furgual painter?

Sandra said...

Looks so good. I want one!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

Wow! What a great way to store all your jewelry! Its darling! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Hope you'll come back again next week!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Looooove this! Great job, love how you used the original hardware and painted it, I'm a big fan of that.

White is quickly edging out black as my new favorite color!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have one just like that, the same color and I have been dragging my feet about painting it, maybe this was my kick in the butt!!! I am so glad i found your blog! I am a new follower. If you get a chance I would love for you to peek at my blog www.thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com

Thank You Carol