Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Goodwill jewelry box

So I'm always finding my hubby's wedding ring and watch laying around, and I am afraid he's going to lose his ring one of these days.  I saw this jewelry box at Goodwill for $2 and new it could be a place to keep his ring safe!  It just needed a little help. And Jamie said he didn't want a "jewelry box" so we'll just call it a watch box. ;)

Before... Yikes! Old school, but I loved how straight lined it was. I saw the potential.


First I painted the top yellow, I used a chevron stencil and then sprayed the whole thing white.  After painting and removing the stencil it looked like this.  Are chevrons like so 2011?  Maybe, but I will always love how they look!  It's definitely one trend thats staying in our house a while. :)


So anyway, I thought it needed more so I added a skinny gray chevron that I cut with my silhouette.  

Eh? I still wasn't satisfied so I popped off the front embellishment and filled the key hole with wood filler.  This Elmer's Wood Filler is awesome, it dries fast and sands right down! 

So this is what it looked like after I sanded the wood filler and painted over it.


BUT... I STILL didn't love it 100% so I took the gray vinyl off and added a couple of felt flowers.  
And now I do LOVE it!! :) Oh yeah, felt flowers save the day again!

  Now, will the hubby use a pretty flowery jewelry box?  We shall see... haha! Either way, it looks great in our room! 


Shopping at the Goodwill can become addicting for me!!  With a little spray paint anything can be transformed! 
 I hope I have inspired you to give something old a new life! :)


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15 comments:

  1. LOVE! It turned out really good! I love that you went through several different stages before deciding on the end. I craft the same way. I never really know how something is going to turn out until the end (even then I still might change it ;)

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  2. What a great transformation! Love it!! And I am loving the chevron too. :)

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely project at the Kiss & Tell linky party over at I Gotta Create!

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  4. Super cute! The true test will be if J puts his ring in there! Ha! I love it!

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  5. Goodwill is one of those places that I get carried away in.

    Oooh look at that! If I painted this it would be perfect! I wonder if this would fit in my house...

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  6. you did a great job on the jewelry box. seriously it is so different from when you bought it, it is hard to believe it is the same box!

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  7. I LOVE this! And it matches your blog! :)

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  8. You soooooo "cute-si--fied" that up! Not a word I know but if it was it synonyms would be "charming, adorable, sweet"! LOL

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  9. Love it!! Thanks so much for linking up! Just a reminder also to register for my $50 Stencil Giveaway!

    XO, Aimee

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  10. i never would have thought to add felt flowers. those really made the box. awesome!

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  11. Love your can-do attitude so you kept tweeking it until it's perfection (my vote for your final version)

    How sweet :)

    Visiting from Craft-O-Maniac MONDAY link PARTY and thanks for sharing:D
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  12. So cute! I love it & the colours you chose!

    ~Steph @ Silver Boxes

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  13. That is great! Love the chevron patter. So glad I stopped in to your cute creative space on the web...it's bright and cheery!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this, I pinned it!

    http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com/

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