A long time ago I stopped by an antique shop in Mount Pleasant, SC and picked up a jewelry box for $10. It was supposed to be part of my planned closet makeover for my jewelry and accessory area. Well I’ve since moved twice and it’s just been sitting around. I finally gave it a make-over.
Here are the before pictures. I had already started to paint when I took these. Oops! I just realized when posting pictures I was holding the top on, upside down!
I thought about painting it all white and only adding an initial but it was too boring.
Now I think it has more flair and I am really happy with the way it turned out.
In case you are wondering about HOW I did this…I painted the box with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and the chevron pattern is in Annie Sloan Graphite, the “L” in Annie Sloan Arles.
I also painted the inside, the red was just too much for me. It took THREE coats of Annie Sloan Old White to turn the red pale pink (happy mistake)
To achieve the chevron pattern I simply printed a pattern that I found online and transferred it to the top with graphite transfer paper. I used the same technique with the “L”
I love the way it turned out!
Now if I just had that closet to put it in….