Thursday, August 4, 2011

Quatrefoil Jewelry Box

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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.


http://tracizeller.com/blog/2010/fabulous-and-frugal-a-visit-to-homesense/

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 :)


Before: First, sanded it up and washed it.

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.






3 comments:

BluBabesCreate said...

Impressive job! And lots of hard work! Love the color you chose! Come see a stylish toilet seat.

Modern Wivelyhood said...

Very cute! Love the colors, dropping in from Tatertots and Jello!
www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Thanks for coming on over :)

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