Now It's a Jewelry Box!

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Now, on to today's project.......

Yes, my friends I have another silverware box to share with you.  This one is a bit smaller than the others (10" x 10") which means a new repurpose.  Due to it's smaller size, I thought it would make the perfect jewelry box!  What do you think?
Clearly, it didn't start out this pretty so let's talk about how it began.  It was a small box containing some random stainless flatware.
It wasn't anything special and I bought it for a dollar.
Upon closer inspection, I discovered it wasn't even real wood.  
There was the thinnest layer of veneer on the top and after two swipes with sandpaper, I went right through it.
Paint was the choice for this box.  I painted it a light green and stenciled a design on the top.
I know it looks gray.  No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get the true color. 
But the magical part was the interior.  I lined the interior of this box the same way I did the other two. If you would like details on that process, you can visit Silverware Box to Office in a Box  and The Peacock Office in a Box.  
This box involved more sections, a place for rings, and hooks for necklaces.  The sections involved a little more measuring, cutting, covering, and gluing.  This is how I configured it using lattice wood, fabric, and tacky glue:
The base had a place for earrings, bracelets, and rings.  After laying out the grid for everything, I grabbed a piece of foam for rings.  I measured the space for it and cut it to length.  Then I made several cuts for the rings.
Then I cut a length of fabric to go over it.  A tip:  Fit your fabric into each cut first.  Then cut the fabric.  You'll need more than you think!  I added glue into each cut:
And fit the fabric into the cuts. 
When the entire piece of foam was covered it was glued in place on the left side of the box.  
Next came the hooks for necklaces.  I couldn't get them started by hand so I thought I'd start a hole with a small drill bit.  Guess what?  The drill wouldn't fit in the space!  So I got creative.
That's right, I used a push pin to start the hole.  The hooks went in easy as pie!
That part was done in no time at all!
Since the necklaces would be hanging from the lids, something was needed to hold them in place.  I cut a length of elastic and covered it with fabric.  It was attached to either side of the box with small nails.  
No comments on my sewing skills please! lol
Here's a close-up of how it works:
The only thing left to do was add jewelry.
I can add a few pair of earrings in each of the small sections, and there's plenty of room for bracelets and rings.  You may want configure your box differently to fit your needs and the jewelry you own.  

So don't pass-up that silverware box the next time you're out thrifting. It has lots of potential!

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    1. Thank you, Patti. I'm pretty pleased with it!

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  2. Wow, this is just lovely. I adore the colors in the fabric and the creative way you've upcycled it.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I fell in love with the fabric as soon as I saw it!

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  3. I have an old jewelry box that I would love to re-cover the insides of...hmm...

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  4. Wow, great makeover! The fabric you used is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Allyson. The fabric is my favorite part!

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  5. This is beautiful! I live the fabric too.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I wish I could find more of it!

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  6. What a great idea. Beautiful job on your jewelry box!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I'm glad you like it!

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  7. What a magnificent transformation Ann! I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maya. I'm pretty excited about this upcycle!

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  8. That is so beautiful and a wonderful transformation! I love the fabric you chose.

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    1. Thank you, Pam. The inside really is the best part!

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  9. Wow, you did such an amazing job on the interior of this flatware box! The fabric is so pretty too. I'm definitely referring to your tutorial for a box I want to add dividers inside, so thank you. 😀

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    1. Thank you, Marie. It's easier than you think!

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  10. What an excellent tutorial...I'm really tired of seeing the next 'new' thing that is 'IN' bought through some promotional Ad on blogs. Loving seeing someone utilizing what would end up in the dump.
    Gorgeous and so applicable with any style!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandi. I tend to be a bit 'out of the box' and love to save old things!

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  11. That is a beautifully done repurposing! I love the colors and patterns you chose!

    Coming to you from Creatively Crafty Link party! Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you so much. It's nice to hear others like it as much as I do!

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  12. Love the fabric! Amazing re-purpose :)

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    1. Thank you, Debbi. I'm so glad you like it!

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  13. Such a beautiful job with all the little details!

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  14. Just lovely - I've enjoyed all your box transformations - the fabric always takes it to the next level.

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    1. Thank you so much, Leanne. You are correct - the fabric is the key!

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  15. You did an amazing job on this project Ann. It really does look fabulous ♥
    Thank you for sharing your box transformation at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your jewellery box at tomorrow's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. Thank you, Kerryanne. I'm so pleased that the jewelry box is being featured!

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  16. Wow, this is amazing work Ann! Thank you for sharing this little gem at the FWF link party.
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    1. Thank you, Rachelle. It's one of my favorite upcycles!

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