This old jewelry box was gathering dust on a shelf in the garage. I picked it up at a local thrift shop for $10 several years ago. It has great bones and is in perfect condition–except for the dirty velvet interior.
It finally got some much needed TLC, starting with the removal of the ugly velvet fabric lining. This wasn’t as easy as it looked, though. I think it was adhered with cement glue! It took a lot of scraping and tearing to remove it all. At this point, I would’ve usually shown you a photo of the messy torn velvet fabric, but take my word for it, it wasn’t pretty.
In the end, all the sweat was well worth the mess. Once cleaned out, I painted this box using ASCP in Old White. I added a Parisian stencil by DecoArt titled “Paris Cafe,” using DecoArt chalky paint in the color Carbon [black]. Then I gently distressed it, finishing it off with ASCP clear wax.
I also stenciled just part of the same design to the inside lid, and lined the drawers and bottom of the box with beautiful coordinating scrapbook paper I had on hand.
I love the new look of the old jewelry box, and now it can be used to store rubber stamps, other craft supplies or even make-up. What would you store in it?