A VANITY DRAWER IS UP-CYCLED INTO A PAINTED JEWELRY BOX USING CHALK MINERAL PAINT AND WOODUBEND APPLIQUES
Hi, sweet #sifamily! Today I have an easy DIY to kick off the month and it might just spark some DIY gift-giving ideas!
This is part two of this vintage vanity makeover. I was scratching my head trying to figure out how to upcycle the middle drawer of this vanity and I thought it would be a perfect Painted Jewelry Box!
If you missed the original post on this vintage vanity, here’s what I started with…
And below is the middle drawer I had left-over to repurpose for today’s makeover.
Now it’s a gorgeous painted jewelry box which has two large compartments to hold jewelry and valuables!
What do you think?
I love the lacey pearl top!
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HOW TO PAINT A JEWELRY BOX
I started by removing the nails and screws and then giving this piece a super good cleaning with this White Lightning.
To hide the unfinished rough edges, I added WoodUbend Trim. I’ve been using this product a lot lately. It’s so easy to use. These wood appliques glue on with this wood glue and make a HUGE difference in design!!! I heat it up and mold it into the shape of the piece I’m working on. They can be cut to size, sanded, drilled painted, or stained. In the pic below, the bottom is still the rough edge and the top has the WoodUbend trim. Big difference, right?! I have a full WoodUbend how-to tutorial here.
With a craft knife, I cut the square ends to match the existing profile. Then sanded down for a smooth finish.
Once my WoodUbend was all dry, I painted two coats with this Buttercream. A gorgeous creamy white.
To add texture to this flat box, I used Posh Chalk Solly’s Lace Stencil. This is my first time using this large stencil design and I L*U*V it. To create the gorgeous lacey texture with a shimmery pearl effect, I used this Metallic Texture Paste in Pearl. I started spreading it with a plastic putty but found it easier to put a little on my finger and then smooth it over the stencil. It’s more fun hands-on!
Check out how stunning this looks. It gives a raised stencil look with a pearl shimmer. Absolutely gorgeous!
Here’s the finished look. I think it was a great way to upcycle and repurpose this vanity’s middle drawer!
Here’s another look at the before and after…
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS VANITY DRAWER TURNED JEWELRY BOX… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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Kimberly Thomas says
I loved the slap on the painting technique.! I have several old pieces I am going to redo one old Hoosier Cabinet I will be doing like the red dresser you did.
But I wanted to ask your advice about something. Do you think it would be possible to take old Lang calendars and paste them willy nilly on my bathroom wall? I just want to do an accent wall. I said Lang because they are, well what I have and the paper is rather thick and slick.
I also think I could use some other calendars on my old furniture that I have. What do you think? What type of paste would I use?
Your advice will be greatly appreciated as I don’t know who else to ask. My Mother was the Wallpaper Queen passed several years ago she would have been able to tell me if it would work. She would have also asked, “why in the world do you want to paste roosters all over your walls!”!!!
Thank you! And here’s Wishing You and Yours a Very Merry Christmas
Hi Kimberly! I’m so glad you’ve found the #slapiton technique helpful and your Hoosier Cabinet in red will look amazing in red, I’m sure. 🙂 Also I love the creative Lang Calendars idea. Mod Podge would work well for decoupaging on furniture. As for the accent wall, hmmm I’m not sure but maybe Mod Podge or a wallpaper glue ?? Wishing you happy Holidays as well. XOXO
It’s beautiful. What do you use to heat up the WoodUBend trim pieces? I must try them!
Thanks Lizzy! I use a really inexpensive heat gun I picked up at Walmart. If you don’t have a heat gun, a hairdryer works well. 🙂
Marie-Interior Frugalista says
Absolutely gorgeous drawer upcycle, Denise, and a perfect new use for it!
Thanks my friend! Hope you’re staying warm and safe. XOXO
I really like the trim that’s covering the edge and the lace stencil details! Beautiful as always! ~ Nicki
Thanks so much, Nicki! XOXO
What do I think?? I LOVE LOVE IT!!!
What a stunning piece this turned out to be.
You continue to inspire me and I thank you for that 🙏🏻
Beautiful job as always!!
Aw, thanks so much Rosie! Appreciate it! 🙂
Karen H says
Brilliant AND beautiful! I wish that was my jewelry box! 🙂 And I also wish I had even half the talent you have! :<3
Thanks Karen… and YOU can so do this! It’s super easy if you take it step by step!🤗
Thank you Denise. The jewelry box turned out so pretty. I love the lacy stencil on top. Everything you did was perfect.
Thanks so much Marian! XOXO
Hi Denise. This jewel box is a true gem. I love that you turned the drawer from a vanity into something so different and useable. Gorgeous!
Thanks Monique! And Happy December to you! XOXO
Fran Cronin says
Gorgeous! I always look forward to your posts as they are right up my “alley”.
Thanks, Fran! XOXO
Margie Bartell says
It is lovely. All the trim just adds to a already beautiful design!!
I’ve asked this question before but haven’t received an answer. You mentioned one time the paint sprayer you used, but can’t locate your info. When you spray furniture, does the paint sprayer you use need a compressor to operate? Best kind you’ve found….
Thank You Denise
Thanks, Margie! And yes, this is the Husky Paint Gun I use. I’ve been using it since 2013 and it still works great and yes, it does require a compressor.
June Sherlock says
Jewelry box is a great idea. I wouldn’t have thought to use Ubend on the ends, or to use the pearl for a lace stencil. Beautiful!
Thanks so much, June! 🙂
Annette Santana says
Thanks, Annette! 🙂
This is beautiful! The stencil is great!I I’ve been looking for a jewelry box, so you have inspired me!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
Thanks, Ranell! 🙂
Do Dodson says
I remember that post. Great salvage my friend! Always inspiring.. 🙂 xo
Thanks Do… and Happy December to you my friend! Can you believe December already? It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it?
Sue H Mellette says
Just adorable! What a great idea for the drawer! The lacy top makes the jewelry box pop! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Sue… glad you like it! XOXO
Turned out beautiful! I love redoing jewelry boxes in between furniture pieces. I would love to see the inside of the drawer..
Thanks Julie! And I’ll check and see if I took one of the insides. I painted it with Steel Magnolia Moonshine Metallics to give it a nice sheen and clean it up. 🙂
Absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favorite posts. I learned about 2 new techniques with the Woodubend and the Pearl iridescent lace effect. Very creative. How did you finish the inside?
Thanks, Robbie! The inside I painted with this Steel Magnolia Metallic Paint but you could line it, decoupage, paint, use transfers or stencils… anything that ties in with your decor! 🙂
Beautiful, classy look!
I love how you show us new and different products and how to use them. I have never seen a lace transfer, nor that metallic paste. Thank you once again
Thanks, Elizabeth! And I’m always just as excited to try these new products and share them with you. 🙂
Kathy W F says
Stunning. I love the lacy top. It’s perfect and adds to the piece. Beautiful color too. I didn’t see the inside. Did I miss it? I’m curious how it looks too. The nightstands turned out gorgeous too. I don’t think I had a chance to comment on those. I’ve learned so much about product by reading your blogs. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us. Happy December.
Thanks so much, Kathy! And Happy December to you too! I almost can’t believe its the last month of the year already!
Absolutely gorgeous! Such a great idea! I’m wondering if I could use a piece of lace fabric as a stencil instead?
Thanks… and yes, I’ve seen that done on Pinterest!
Jennifer Boone says
It is gorgeous!!
Thanks Jennifer! x
Sharon H says
I am constantly amazed at your creative ability! It’s just gorgeous.
Aw, thanks Sharon! XOXO
That is gorgeous! Lots of work but so worth it.
Thanks, my friend! Do you have any snow yet? We got our very first snowfall today! 🙂
Pat Watson says
I knew you would do something wonderful with the drawer. Too good to waste.
Thanks Pat, and I agree… it really was! 😉