I’ve had this jewelry box forever. I think Cody bought it for me for our first Christmas together way back in high school. It does the trick, but it’s not really my style so I thought I’d give it a quick makeover with some spray paint.
The first step is to prep the wood for paint with a degreaser. I used Mostenboker’s Lift Off All Surface Paint Prep. You can buy this at any home improvement store. Just spray it on, wait a few minutes, then wipe it off. It’s that easy.
Next, remove any glass and hardware you wish not to be painted and cover any surfaces that you don’t want painted. I stuffed newspaper in the door area to keep paint out.
The paint color is Valspar Exotic Sea in gloss.
And here it is after 2 coats of paint and with the glass and drawers replaced. I’m pretty happy with the upgrade. At least is doesn’t look like my grandma’s jewelry box anymore. Oh, and I already had the spray paint on hand, so it cost me nada!