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.
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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