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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yard Sale Jewelry Box Makeover...

Spring is here and that means the saturday morning yard sales will be popping up everywhere.  I get excited about yard sales, but not as much as my dad.  Let me tell you, he is king of yard sales. Somehow he manages to find some real gems for a fraction of what they sell for at big box stores.  My son has not one, but two large metal Tonka dump trucks that retail for over $50, but my dad somehow paid a mere $5 a piece for them.  All of my sons Melissa and Doug and Thomas trains are from yard sales.  My daughter has a large ottoman full of dress up princess clothes all from yard sales.  The list is endless.

One of the items my dad came home with was an adorable jewelry box full of kids jewelry.  The jewelry box was cute as is and I left it that way for a year or so, but with a room redo in progress I wanted the box to match her room.



My daughter and I took a trip to Home Depot to pick out the new paint colors.  We picked BEHR Juicy Passionfruit and Glidden Sea Grass Green (matched to BEHR paint) and a got a small sample pot of each.
I took the drawers out and pulled the flower knobs off and gave the outside of the box two coats of the Sea Grass green.

I knew I wanted the outside green, but hadn't really thought about how I was going to paint the rest of the box.  The entire project kind of evolved as I went.  I first thought about painting black and white stripes on the drawers.   That idea was crushed when I realized I didn't have black paint.  I have a ton of scrapbook paper, so I raided my stash and found the perfect white paper with black polka dots to use on the drawer fronts.

 The insides of the drawers got three coats of Juicy Passionfruit.


The jewelry box looks pretty basic until you open the drawers to find a fun pop of coral and gold.







My daughter was kind of sad to see the lady bugs and flowers go, but after I was finished she was definitely excited about her "new" jewelry box. 

***Linking up to The Shabby Nest and these wonderful Link Parties ***

38 comments:

  1. You did such a great job. I love this jewelry box.

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  2. This is so cute! I love making over thrifty finds like that!

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  3. Super cute!!! And I love the little pop of extra color in the inside. Yay for the start of garage sale season!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to start hitting up the yard sales :)

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  4. That turned out cute! I am a huge fan of using paper (decoupage) for furniture makeovers. :) Beautiful job!

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    1. Me too! Paper is such a cheap and easy way to add color and design to projects.

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  5. I want this jewelry box for myself! It is SO adorable. Great job! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

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  6. love it love making things new love the way the knobs are painted gold thanks for sharing visiting from party palooza

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  7. This is so cute! I love the changes you made, especially the polka dots. Adorable!

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  8. That is very cute. I especially like the pop of coral on the inside of the drawers.

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    1. Thank you Louise! Coral is such a fun color and one of my favorites!

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  9. Great makeover on the jewelry box!

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  10. I love the polka dots! Great makeover!!

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  11. Really cute! Love the fun colors and the polka dots!!

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  12. This came out so pretty! I love the polka dots. I just wanted to let you know that I am linking to this post on 4/3 at Simply Creative Living if you don't mind.

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    1. Not at all! Thanks so much for sharing my project :)

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  13. That is just too cute for words - LOVE !
    Thanks for sharing - visiting from The Shabby Nest
    xox

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    1. Aww, thank you so much for the kind words and stopping by!

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  14. Hi Katie, Thank you so much for linking up this jewelry box makeover at the Link It or Lump It Party. I have picked it as a feature this week. Come check it out and grab a button.
    http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/04/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-33-plus.html#more

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much! I will be sure to check out your post and grab a button.

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  15. i just love your choice of the colors - minty and peachy - with polka dots and gold! looks so pretty! thank you katie for a great tutorial! =)

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  16. Katie, I think you did such a beautiful job on this jewelry box. The colors and the polka dots compliment each other so well. It caught my eye at the Before And After Party.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thanks Marie! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by :)

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  17. I love your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

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  18. Oh my goodness, this is SO cute! Can you make me one?! LOVE IT!!

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  19. You did a great job! I couldn't even tell it was scrapbook paper. It looks so modern and trendy! LOVE!!

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