Monday, July 30, 2012

Frenchy Jewelry Box

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this little jewelry box as soon as I saw it.



Here it is on the thrift store shelf.  I envisioned something frenchy.



After a couple coats of grey paint on the frame, I decoupaged the drawer fronts with decorative fleur de lis paper.  Actually, the paper is a copy I made of a book cover.



I sealed the entire piece, and replaced the original knobs with numbered metal tacks.



50 comments:

Anne said...

I think that is my favourite of all the cabinets you've painted so far. Just perfect!!!

Dee said...

Love it Rosemary! Dee from My Painted Stuff

Susan said...

What a wonderful makeover. The cabinet is so frenchy and just too cute!

Karina Russell said...

It hardly looks like the same piece! Love it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Rosemary! You've transformed that ugly duckling into a beautiful {French}swan! : )

Jacqueline said...

What a cute jewelry box makeover! I love the metal number the tacks!

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is a real cutie, Rosemary. There is no medium that you can't do, and beautifully I might add. I'd love to have my jewelry in it!
Hugs,
Patti

Grammy Goodwill said...

I think it looks fantastic. You did a great job, as usual.

Linda at French Hollow said...

How cute is that?! I love it!

Helen and her Daughters said...

That is just too cute!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a cutie pie. Don't you just love when you KNOW exactly what you are going to do. Those are the best. I have a lamp sitting on my table just waiting for me to tackle it. I do believe I know what I am going to do though. I started a little bit today.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love it Rosemary!!

De tout, de rien said...

Looks amazing! A lot of people would have walked by this piece, not giving it a second look, but you saw beyond the ugly green paint and those old fashioned knobs.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I think it's too cute!
I love the little numbered knobs!

Pat

The Polka Dot Closet said...

A fabulous vision and transformation!

Carol

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Gail said...

O'Rosemary, that looks fabulous!

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow what a transformation, its so beautiful. Lee x

preeti said...

Great transformation of better thing to best.Rosemary that looks stunning to me.
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Amy @MaisonDecor said...

That is really darling without being cutesy Rosemary!! I love the things you come up with !

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

It turned out great! I have some scrapbook paper that is very similar that I have planning on using on a table!

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful find and you did such a great job. I love the way it turned out it looks great!!

Cynthia

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Adorable!! Love the trasnformation :)

Olive Cooper said...

I love the numbered knobs.

Lynn said...

You have done it again, I love the paper! Very pretty. Hugs, Lynn

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Adorable, Rosemary! You so inspire us.....

~Shanon

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your project feels perfect for summer! Give yourself a huge pat on the back. Well done!

Biljana said...

So french chic, I love it:-)
Adorable as always, hugs Biljana

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I think I would have gone crazy over that little cabinet in the thrift store. I also think you did it again...fabulous transformation!!

Colejo32 said...

Love it! Turned out great! Saw you at BNOTP :D

It's All Connected said...

I could move that one right into my house! Nice job! ~ Maureen

Melissa said...

I LOVE it!!! The number tacks are my favorite! Where did you find those?

Heaven's Walk said...

You are such a visionary, Rosemary! This turned out so cute!

Hey....CONGRATULATIONS on being featured in "Spanning the Blogs" in the latest Romantic Homes, girlie!!! Way to go! :)

xoxo laurie

Revi said...

Every time I see those fabulous number tacks, I think covetous thoughts...they look great on this little chest! Quel difference!
-Revi

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Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

Verrrry Cute!! Love the numbers! Your such an inspiration!

scrappydarling said...

I think I LOVE IT!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I think is it absolutely fantastic!! Love those metal numbered tacks!

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Nif said...

I think this is gorgeous! What vision!

savvycityfarmer said...

keeping, selling ... what's a creative girl like you to do??

what a visionary!!

Kelly said...

That is absolutely charming! I love the numbered tacks for drawer pulls. The color combo is so fresh too.

Victoria said...

Only you could make something so sad looking turn into something so beautiful!!! What a difference.

I saw a comment you left on someone else's blog, where you made mention of your age, not in exact numbers...and I do not believe you could possibly be the age you eluded to!!! I had you pegged at about 14 years younger!

Donna Wilkes said...

Score of ten with no deductions for form errors. OOPS! I have watched too many Olympic events! Love this chest. What are those numbered metal tacks - did you make them?

Distressed Donna Down Home

lynn said...

its darling, rosemary:) i love your idea to use a book cover, and sweet numbers!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is glorious--what a change from what it looked like in the beginning!

vikki said...

Wow what a difference. Love it.

girls said...

Beautiful Jewelery box! I love the french look of it! I am your newest follower and so glad I found your blog! If you ever have minute come check out mine!

Karen Bates said...

That transformation just too my breath away! Unreal! Keep 'em coming!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Really neat, would love to have it for my necklaces and bracelets, thanks for the inspiration!