The little girls have at least a dozen jewelry boxes. They’re all small, and mostly covered in Disney Princesses or ballerinas.
At some point, I picked up 2 bigger jewelry boxes at GoodWill, figuring that I could update them for the girls when they grew out of princesses. oooooo – that’s kinda sad. I know they will eventually not want to use a princess jewelry box, but I seriously did not have to just write that. ouch.
The boxes sat on a shelf with a bunch of other projects that are waiting to be tackled.
I have stared at that shelf of projects every time I start a Search. You know the Search – you’re trying to style a table, mantel, shelf, etc., and you wander from room to room looking for something, ANYthing new or different to add interest or height to the arrangement…
How is it that I’ve stared at that shelf for nearly a year before I realized how perfectly the boxes would serve that purpose??
Maybe because one of them looked like this…
Yikes! Blue Naugahyde.
I had always planned to cover it with fabric, but now I wanted both boxes to have a similar look. Chalk paint sticks to anything, right??? I found out that it definitely sticks to Naugahyde!
Both boxes got 2 coats of ASCP Old White, a little Minwax Dark Walnut stain, and lots of sanding.
The wooden box is on my winter mantel.
The blue box was the perfect size to hold a dish full of pretty flowers.
I don’t even want to think about how many other jewelry boxes at GoodWill that I’ve walked past. They will be coming home with me from now on!
Much love –
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