I found several to buy, again, too expensive for the cheap materials they were made from. But, there was one that jumped out at me. A blog called Gold Shoe Girl had a post on taking a jewelry box from Goodwill and redoing it. PERFECT. So much easier than starting from scratch. I found one on Craigslist and got it for $5...again perfect.
Being my usual impatient self, I started tearing the insides of my jewelry box before I took a picture. So, here is the closest thing to a before picture I have for you. I was seeking opinion on proportions. And yes, we decided to enlarge the armoire for proportion sake - and so Meg has somewhere to store her boots.
|And so I started taking out all of that velvet lining...|
it took a putty knife, some acetone and a lot of patience.
As the afternoon continued, the mirror covered in painters tape and the pieces all stripped of hardware and roughed up to prepare for painting. Unfortunately my spray paint can did not last. And with life getting in the way and oh yeah, D coming home from school, it has to wait. Saturday is packed FULL, Sunday is Mother's Day...so maybe Monday we can get back to this. My hubby has already developed his plans for adding height and storage for Megara's Uggs! The wood and finials have been purchased, we should be good to go next week.
Here is where we are...
|Sand and paint the drawers in my make-shift spray box.|
|Doors hanging in between coats|
|I am going to mod podge some|
scrapbook paper into the doored areas.
|Kind of put together...impatience on my hubby's|
part caused a drawer to be dropped...
and I am still out of spray paint.
So, from here we are going to add the addition, add the scrapbook paper that matches the bedding to the closet and drawer areas. I haven't decided what I am doing with the glass for the doors yet. We'll see. Hopefully Monday we'll get it all put together. Tomorrow, I am hoping to use my Mother's Day "card" to get dirt and river rock into the front yard landscaping that is kind of at a stand still. But, that my friends, is definitely a post for another day.