3 Vintage Thrift Store Jewelry Boxes get a Makeover

vintage jewelry box makeover restored

I found a set of 3 vintage jewelry boxes at an auction, and they are beautiful! For years I’ve been hanging my jewelry on a clothes hanger in the closet on an organizer like this one, and I’m over it.

closet small space hanging jewelry oranizer
honestly, i deserve better

So here’s what the boxes looked like before these hands blessed them.

thrift store vintage antique wooden jewelry boxes

And here’s how they look now!

vintage antique thrifted wooden jewelry boxes makeover
sorry this picture is garbage

Luckily they were all in great shape to begin with! I gave them a good scrub and tightened a couple of screws, and could have left them like that but I was feeling experimental.

The big one plays music, but I put a swift end to that after it started playing on its own. Haunted for sure. For this one I just cleaned the inside with a rag and soapy water, and cleaned the outside with vinegar (I put this shit on everything).

vintage antique wooden jewelry box restored
huge

The small one was just ugly, but it’s the perfect size for some makeup. I tore out the innards and glued in some tropical paper. I mod podged the paper once it was in so that my makeup wouldn’t stain the paper. Then I painted the outside with chalk paint.

vintage jewelry box makeover restored

The green tape across the back was to fix my own fuck-up. Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.

It’s not perfect, but it’s better!

vintage jewelry box makeover restored
vintage antique jewelry box restored and used for makeup

This one is one of my favorite projects ever! I took the hardware off and polished it up. I sanded and painted the box with chalk paint, and used a spray topcoat. The paint went on like velvet! Literally never have I ever painted anything this smooth before. Here’s the topcoat I used:

thrift store vintage antique wooden jewelry boxes
thrift store vintage antique wooden jewelry boxes
thrift store vintage antique wooden jewelry boxes
literally feels like baby ass

Looking good on the new vanity!

black corner vanity desk with vintage rolling desk chair
sexy

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