Sunday, February 3, 2013

Making Shabby Chic Jewelry Boxes

With the wonderful cool Florida weather I can't resist working on the lanai.  This is the perfect time of the year to do these projects.  The breeze blows the sanding dust away and the paint dries in no time at all.
All you need is an old jewelry box, some sandpaper, coffee and elbow grease.

Sanding off the old varnish.

This is the worst time of year in Florida for allergies.  Since I am medicating for seasonal allergy I may as well put sawdust on the list of things that make me sneeze.

This jewelry box has a music box inside it!  I'd forgotten all about that. 

Etched glass doors removed.  All sanded and ready for paint.

First coat of white latex paint going on.  Tried a great new yogurt flavor for lunch.   
While this dries I think I need a cat nap.
I will dream about painting everything in the house white.  I almost have my courage up to tackle the cherry dining room table and the pine hutch and cabinet.  Should I?
I love white.
Here is some on Etsy.

This little shelf is in my etsy shop here: link

I found this jadeite juicer at an estate sale on Friday.  It is chippy and worn, but I still love it.  Not everything has to be new and not all vintage has to be perfect.  Sometimes the signs of age just make me love something all the more.  The young woman who sold me this said it was her Grandmother's and it was very old (1930's).  She had memories of her Grandmother squeezing oranges and grapefruits with it.  It is still usable but also just the most lovely shade of green. link

That nap is calling me. 


Araignee said...

I love white too. If The Mister would let me, I would paint all the wood things in the house white. As it is, he complains that I will only have white walls but I think a white background helps calm the rest of the clutter in the room.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Can't wait to see the finished jewelry box! I went through a color phase when we painted my house so I don't have any white walls but I do love an all white room! LOVE the juicer!

2justByou said...

Allergies are no fun at all! The juicer is amazing, and I love the color of it. Great buy! =0)
I'm a new GFC follower, and would like to invite you to the Meet & Greet blog hop going on through tonight on my blog.
Can't wait to see the finished jewelry box.