Jewelry Box Makeover

Jewelry box makeover with spray paint

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.

Jelwery box makeover Before

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.

All surface paint prep

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.

Jewelry box makeover paint prep

The paint color is Valspar Exotic Sea in gloss.

Valspar exotic Sea

When spray painting, less paint is always better than too much. Spray light sweeping coats. Here’s how it looked after 1 coat. jewelry box makeover teal

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!

Jewelry Box Makeover- Spray painted teal

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