Friday, May 8, 2015

Fun With Chalk Paint: Jewelry Box Makeover

I found my grandmother's jewelry box when I was cleaning out my garage the other day. I love the detail and structure of it, but I'm not crazy about the honey colored wood finish. Kind of boring, huh?

While unimpressed with the color, my sentimental side wanted to keep it since it belonged to my grandma. Since I've recently decided to put chalk paint on EVERYTHING, I used two coats of Annie Sloan Duck Egg blue to update the finish. Once the paint was dry I lightly sanded the edges and the hardware. Chalk paint is fabulous to use on projects like this since it coats well, sands easily, and dries very quickly. Plus, there is no prep work required. I was very pleased with the outcome. What a difference a little paint makes!

Hope you have enjoyed this makeover! Check out my post on updating a cross door hanger using chalk paint here


  1. Pretty color! And so much personality now. i have an old one I painted shiny deep black. Not gorgeous, but very functional!

  2. Wow! That is amazing! You really gave your grandmother's jewelry box a brand new look! I will share this post with my writer from he is actually looking for new ideas how to redo his desk.