It's nice and quiet in my house right now
I thought I'd tell ya what I've been up to.
It seems that with summer here,
I'm not doing too many projects like I usually do.
I did however, do this lil' jem.
While cruising around the big GW (Goodwill)
I found this puppy ...
I tend to see TONS of these at my local store
I hadn't ever seen one with metal feet like these
So, I thought I would try my hand at refinishing a lil' jewelry box
I started by removing all the insides
they pop right out (at least mine did)
Then after removing all the hardware it gets a good sanding
and cleaning with TSP
and if ya know me, it had to get some shabby-in up
Now, to the hardest part, reconstructing the insides
I honestly have to say, they were difficult.
There came a time when I thought,
"I'll just keep them o' natural"
But I really wanted to see if I could do it.
The bottoms and sides were cardboard wrapped in material
I just laid each piece on my fabric
and cut around the cardboard leaving about a 1/2 inch
I used an old sheet of Rachael Ashwell's
Simply Shabby Chic collection from Target
and hot glued to each piece then trimmed around the sides
After attaching the fabric, I popped them back into the bottoms
attaching them with hot glue
I also attached the sides and dividers with hot glue
If you decided to do this project, make sure that you re-attach
all the hardware BEFORE you reconstruct the insides
It's MUCH harder to attach the sides with the top glued in ; )
For the lil' pocket on the top, I used an
old dust ruffle from the same collection
My daughter begged me for it for her room