Grandma’s Jewelry Box Gets Spiffed Up For the Next Generation

Over at Cutesy Crafts, Jessica tells us that her sister was beyond thrilled when she inherited this jewelry armoire from their Grandmother.  The only thing she didn’t love about it was the orange tone of the oak finish.  She asked for Jessica’s help to give the large jewelry box a new look.

Cutesy Crafts jewelry box before

Armed with chalk paint, Jessica set out to tone down the unlovely finish.  She painted both the interior and exterior with white chalk paint.  She removed the hardware on the outside of the armoire while painting, and reattached it once the paint was dry, because she liked the look of the vintage door pulls.  After some light distressing, the jewelry armoire is ready for a few more years of service.  You should definitely click over to see the interior shots of this marvelous piece–it has some pretty incredible storage options!

Cutesy Crafts jewelry box after

Get more details on this makeover at Cutesy Crafts.


Jewelry Armoire Becomes Coffee Bar

Phylicia from Hearts & Crafts Boutique tells us, “Once upon a time, a glistening box from the side of the road caught my eye.  It turned out to be an old, out-dated, hasn’t seen Windex is many years, icky, dirty, jewelry armoire.  I didn’t need a jewelry armoire, but I had dreams of how I could transform it.”

Hearts n Crafts Boutique jewelry case before

The first step was cleaning it up.  Phylicia had to really scrub.  She updated the interior with clever tricks like covering the chipped glass shelves with chevron duct tape.  (Smart!)  Phylicia completed the project with a few cute accessories and a full complement of coffee making supplies.  Now she has a glam coffee bar.

Hearts n Crafts Boutique jewelry case after

You can read more about this transformation at Hearts & Crafts Boutique.