Every item and piece of furniture in your home has a different kind of charm. Whether it be a more modern and sleek type of charm or a traditional, homey type of charm. But there are those certain few items in your home which have beauty and charm that comes from the fact they can perfectly capture the style of a certain time period.
This can be anything from a gorgeous piece of art, a piece of furniture that had stood the test of time or even the classic hardwood flooring. Point is, there are all kinds of items and furniture that can stand the tests of time with ease. However, there is also the other end of the spectrum. On this end of the spectrum, there are items that were beautiful in their hay day, and still, hold up their form, but just need a little love to bring them up to speed in the 21st century.
And that is exactly how Kelli of the Ks Craft Shack felt about her old jewelry cabinet that she had one day purchased at a thrift shop. The cabinet itself was made out of sturdy and solid wood that had stood the test of time, but it was scratched and had some nicks. And while everything else on it such as the doors worked well, their decor was outdated and fairly worn out.
But instead of simply throwing it out and getting another one, Kelli could see right through the imperfections and see the potential. And when a crafter sees the potential in a piece, that to them means it is time for a makeover.
After spotting the jewelry box in a thrift store when visiting with her family, Kelli knew the item had potential. While it was obviously pretty outdated, it was built well and she didn’t see what it was, she saw what it could be. She fell in love with the shape and size of it, which was enough for her to go and buy it.
Her first step was to deconstruct the entire thing, which meant getting rid of the awful mustard-yellow lining that resided in the drawers. She also had to remove the windows to make the inside more accessible. After giving the box a good and thorough cleaning, she applied some acetone to the painted design that was on the windows.
She wanted a more subtle design on the windows and she got that using glass paint and a fan brush, with some silver paint for a nice textured finish. Next, the old and ratty wood was given a facelift as it was painted as the cabinet got a two-toned, gray paint job, and everything was varnished for durability.
And instead of putting the old yellow lining back, she used it as a reference to create her own nice looking lining. And once she put it all together, the old and busy jewelry box was transformed into a nice and modern gray box that will stand the test of time and spice up her room.