Monday, September 5, 2011


Happy Labor Day!

We labored all weekend redoing our master bath. New fixtures, paint (tedious wallpaper removal) and new flooring. yay  It will be done by the end of the week.

While stuff was drying in the bathroom I did this little fun project:

Before: a super outdated, homely jewelry box. I had it in the closet, didn't use it, but I kept it for 40 years because it was a gift.

 The wonders of spray paint! Notice the spindles are gone. The jewelry box looks younger already!

The extra added wonders of ASCP Duck Egg Blue and a bit of glaze.

Add some screen and WOW! Cute jewelry box. It looks like my big hutch had a baby.

Dramatic update. Just to refresh: BEFORE and AFTER:

I'm tempted to list it on etsy..... we'll see. Meanwhile, check out some of the painted pieces at Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint:


  1. Aawww, how CUTE is THAT!?

    Deborah (visiting happily from

    {Hope you'll drop by too!}

  2. Great improvement. You going to keep it or sell it?

  3. Daena, That's just toooo cute! Isn't it amazing what a little paint and some imagination will do! What a great project. Thanks for the inspiration.