I know this was a long time ago, but remember my Instagram Friday Double Feature? While at the Flea Market I picked up a few things. One in particular is this pretty musical jewelry box for $2. You read that right.
I’m sure you can figure out from the pic above what I was about to do. I wanted a pretty and bright color so while at Michael’s a few weeks back I saw that they were having a sale on their spray paints so I only spent $4. Win Win for me. I picked up this pretty turquoise color.
After removing and/or taping the hardware and wiping it down with a wet rag, I gave it a few light coats and was left with this:
It was ok, but the pretty detail on the box was sort of lost with the new color. So I tried my hand at painting it with a thin brush. It took a lot of time, but it was therapeutic for me. I chose to mix a combination of three shades of pink:
I had these colors on hand already so I didn’t have to go out again. After a couple of hours, it now looks like this:
I liked the gold feet and handles so I left it as is. I also fixed the musical portion of the box. It wasn’t working when I initially bought it. I currently have it sitting on my dresser next to the earring holder I made.
Not bad for a $6 makeover. Now of course I can’t leave well enough alone, so I’m thinking about giving the whole box and light layer of stain to antique (in my world, I use antique as a verb) it up a bit. We’ll see if I actually do it.