Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Mother's Day gift for my mom

I worked on a special project this week for my mom for Mother's Day.

I had an old jewelry box that was a garage sale find and I'd been meaning to fix it up for my mom for a while now. After scoring it for $2 and with the sun finally making an appearance this week I decided to bust out the spray paint and start me a project.

 Here's what it looked like before:


It had good bones, but needed a face lift.
I gave it a good cleaning, removed the hardware, gave it a light sanding and primed it. 

Then it was time to decide on a color. I wanted something fun and bright. My mom's favorite color is blue, and she loved the table I painted for her last summer. Remember this one?

I decided to use Krylon's Ocean Breeze again. It's one of my favorites too.

It was looking good, but still needed something.

 I added Folk Art's Metallic Pearl on the edges. Perfect.

The inside needed some work too.
I added some black on black flower patterned fabric.

I also got her a little necklace and placed it inside the drawer (not pictured- sorry).


Then I whipped up this little card with my Silhouette Cameo.

And I packed it all up & accessorized with some of my Erin Condren goodies (they came with my planner I ordered). I love all of the little stickers and stuff! So fun to spruce up a special package for someone.

My mom already received her package and she loves the jewelry box! I know it's something she'll keep forever and use everyday, and I know she'll think of me every time she does.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I want to track down a few more of these little boxes and come up with some fun color and fabric combinations. I'll be on the lookout at garage sales and thrift stores! It was a pretty easy, fun, inexpensive project too since I had most of the supplies already on hand. All I had to buy was the can of spray paint. 

Give it a try! If you've never painted anything it's a lot easier to work on than say, a large dresser or table.




Hope you all have a great Mother's Day with your families!

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7 comments:

  1. Melissa this is a great little project and your upcycled jewellery box looks amazing. What a lovely gift for your mum and so special since you made it unique. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. It looks so good! I always love reading posts like this for inspiration.

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  3. Such a great creative idea. I love it. I host a party called Inspire Me Tuesday and it goes live every Monday evening. I would love for you to link up any of your projects. www.astrollthrulife.net
    Hugs, Marty

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  4. I love that jewelry box! So beautiful!

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  5. What a special gift. I'm sure your right, your mommy will cherish this forever :)

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  6. I had that same jewerly box long ago!!! And I agree your project gave it a new and pretty life.............nice post andi

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