If you know me by now you know that I am a thrift store, yard sale, flea market lovin’ junkie! I love finding weird and fun stuff that I can upcycle or refurbish! This jewelry box is a prime example of that, and the color…WOW!
So I may have fibbed by calling this vintage, because when I bought it I am thinking it had a sticker on the bottom from like Wal-mart or something…but I changed it into a vintage shabby chic jewelry box and I think it is way nicer looking than the run of the mill mass produced ones you may find. Just sayin!
Ok so first thing first. I had to fix it. I thought it was in good shape until i went to pull the bottom drawer out and the middle drawer just fell down! Scared the crap out of me…probably because it was about 12am and I was tired and it was dark and I possibly thought it was a ghost messing me with. Hmm…but it was just missing a piece of wood. Easy fix.
Can you tell I was tired…these photos are fun!
I was going to use a tiny dial rod to shove in the crease and wood glue it in place..but then I realized a popsicle stick would work even better! But of course I did not get a photo of my brilliant idea!
Can you see the popsicle stick in this photo!? I even stained it to match. Because, you know, someone may see it!
Anyway. With green chalk paint you don’t have much prepping to do. Most of the time you do not even have to sand. But this jewelry box had sticky stuff on it and nothing was taking it off so I gave it a quick sanding. Then I mixed the paint with about a tablespoon of water to thin it down a little bit. Grabbed a chip brush and started painting.
I dry brushed on the paint and let it sit. I then removed the knobs from the drawers and painted the faces of the drawers. I did not get a photo of this either. Gasp!
Next pick out the earrings you want to use for the knobs. I used sets vintage Avon of earrings, but mixed them up on the drawers. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to take the clips off of the backs of the earrings. I was surprised as to how easy they came off. A few gave me some grief, but for the most part they just peeled off!
Then I used the lovely E6000 and glued them in place. Easy peasy!
I hope that gives you an idea on ways to use that vintage Avon jewelry from your gram! I have bags of it and I can’t wait to get my hands on more jewelry boxes, or find other ways to use it! And again, I apologize for the poorly lit, make your eyes hurt photos!