My daughter is 7 and just has started to collect more and more jewelry. She kept asking for a jewelry box every time we went to Marshalls or TJ Maxx. Sometimes she even made her own jewelry. After her jewelry started to collect into piles and things were getting tangled we figured it was time for of a new jewelry box. I was in the thrift store and came across this box for $7 which definitely got the creative juices flowing. I decided she is too young to spend a lot of money because I didn’t know if she would continue to take care of her jewelry. I didn’t want there to be too much glass because she is girly but can also be pretty rough on things. So I planned on removing the glass so it wasn’t even a consideration in my buying decision. I would also consider contact papering the sides of your jewlery box with a coordinating print or pattern that you like. This will really make those colors pop. We hope that you love this DIY Chalk Paint Jewelry Box project.
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DIY Chalk Paint Jewelry Box
- Clean the jewelry box thoroughly with Dawn dish detergent to remove any dirt/grease and Goo Gone to get rid of anything else. Allow to dry completely.
- Remove any glass or extras you don’t want. Sand any nicks or chips before painting. Lightly sand the entire box. Clean off dust and extra debris. Taped off areas you don’t want painted with the rose gold spray paint.
- Next I used the chalk paint to thoroughly coat the entire box on the outside. I wasn’t worried about uneven strokes or lines from the brush because I was going for that aged look.The overflow of the rose gold spray paint could easily be painted over with chalk paint at this point. I let the paint dry for about 2 hours and then did one more chalk paint coat. This time I waited overnight for it to dry completely. Well and I went to bed. Chalk paint drys pretty fast so I easily could have finished my project.
- The next morning, I removed the tape and used a utility knife to get rid of any tape that didn’t easily come off. I used a sanding block to sand various areas on the jewelry box for the aged shabby chic look.
- For something that you are going to touch a lot, I really think the box should be sealed. I want to do an antique treatment on this so I plan to get the Rust-Oleum Chalked Decorative Glaze Semi-Transparent Aged. You can also just do a matte top coat on your chalk paint. For future reference, there is also a decorative smoked glaze for chalk paint but I haven’t used it.
- My daughter wants me to order these wood stickon shapes to decorate it even more or these laser cut wood finishing accents. If you have someone that would enjoy this, consider supergluing the shapes and then chalk painting over the shapes as well for a sleek monochromatic look
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