Making something new…again.
This past Christmas my mommy dearest received a nice new shiny gift. A jewelry box. It was to replace her old scruffy/outdated/smaller box. I have seen this box on her dresser for as long as I can remember. The smell of it reminds me of dressing up in my mothers gaudy baubles. She even used to keep my old baby teeth in that jewelry box. I couldn’t just let my daddy toss it in the garage like a piece of junk. So…I adopted it! I took that hunk of wood home and just stared at her for weeks.
Then one day it hit me…I knew exactly what I was going to do with her. I slapped a few coats of white paint on, and recovered the panels in the front with scrapbook paper. I dunked the hardware in acetone to age the brass some, and sanded her down. Viola! My new vintage jewelry box. Full of cute trinkets and fond memories.
I love, love ,love it!!!
I have just been dabbling in turning old furniture new again. It makes me happy to see that something old and discarded can be updated and brought back to life.