I have been itching to do a fun painting project and I found the perfect inspiration in this photo of storage boxes. Don't you just love these boxes. I am a HUGE fan of that color of green, if I were to spot them at my Home Goods store, no doubt they would come home with me.
I had picked up this jewelry box at a thrift store and hoped to do something fun with it! Ta-da--Quatrefoil jewelry box in Tiffany blue and silver :)
The jewerly box top veneer was in pretty bad shape, so I used some 1/8" hardiboard to cut a new top (its thin enough that a straight edge and utility knife were enough to get the cutting job done). Glued it up with wood glue and placed a heavy box on it overnight to dry.
Next, I used Kilz gray primer (used a foam brush), 3 coats and then 3 coats of some leftover turquoise paint, mixed 1/2 and 1/2 with white semi gloss (the Turquoise is a Martha Stewart called Aruncana Teal). I used my Silhouette to create a stencil of the quatrefoil pattern.
I took my time and stenciled the top and sides with silver paint.
So what do you think? The drawer has lots of curve and so I skipped stenciling it...and I'm still thinking about doing a bit of distressing/glazing.