The project I'm going to share with you today is a jewelry box. While I would love to take the credit for making the whole thing, that's simply not so. I have a friend, Amber, whose step-father made it for her when she was in college. He had glued (and I mean like, super-duper heavy-duty glue) red paper to it and Amber had put a large rhinestone on the end of each peg to hold everything on, a rhinestone a in the bottom right corner, and rhinestones on the earring holder. While it was super cute, it just didn't fit in with the look I wanted for my room. I wish I had thought about taking a picture before I started for a before picture, but I'm new to all this blogging stuff so you'll have to forgive me. So I sat down one night and took it apart and ripped all the red paper off. It was not easy, believe me. I had cuts and splinters all over my hands. (Again, didn't think about taking pictures of it at this point). I had found this fabric that I wanted to recover the seat for the vanity that I got from my Granny's, so I decided the colors in the fabric would be what I would use for my entire room. I bought paint and got down to it.
|I used some of the leftover fabric from the seat to cover the back of the box. This is the box with the back done, the pegs painted and in (blue), and the rest of the box primed.|
|This is the box painted with the earring holder in and hung on the wall.|