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Shabby Chic Vintage Jewelry Box Makeover

Americana® Decou-Page™

Shabby Chic Vintage Jewelry Box Makeover
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Shabby Chic Vintage Jewelry Box Makeover

designed by Donna Welter

A wooden jewelry cabinet gets a shabby chic look with Americana® Decou-Page™ and Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paints.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Rustic (ADC25)
  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)

Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Victorian Romance (DP03)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper (or scrap paper)
  • sandpaper
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • painter's tape
  • 2" chip brush
  • screwdriver
  • #5 round brush
  • small container
  • glass cleaner
  • 2" foam brush
  • medium wooden jewelry box
  • 3" flat brush
  • putty knife

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Thoroughly wipe down the jewelry box with glass cleaner.
    Step 0 Example
  2. If needed, remove the decorative motif on the raised panels with a putty knife.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Sand off any remaining residue. Wipe away the sanding dust with a damp paper towel.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Remove the hinges from the doors and set the doors aside. Tape off any hardware that cannot be removed with painter's tape.
    Step 3 Example
  5. (Optional) Remove the lining from the drawers using a putty knife. Sand off any residue with sandpaper and wipe clean.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the box with two or three coats of Vintage, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats. (Remember to paint the back side as well as the underside of the box. Do not paint the raised panels or drawers.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Using a #5 round brush, paint the border of the raised panels with two or three coats of Lace. Allow the paint to dry completely.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Lightly distress the edges of the box, doors, and raised border with sandpaper.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Lightly dry-brush over the Vintage-painted areas with Lace on a 2" chip brush. (Be sure to use a very small amount of paint and wipe off the excess paint from the brush onto a paper towel.) Apply using a quick, light motion.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Mix a 1:2 ratio of Carbon and Vintage to create a medium grey tone. Paint the exterior of the drawers with two or three coats of the mix, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats. Once the last coat has dried, lightly distress the edges.
    Step 9 Example
  11. Mix together Rustic and a small amount of Carbon in a small bowl to create a dark brown. Add water to thin the consistency and create a glaze. With a foam brush, apply the glaze over the entire surface. Quickly wipe off with a damp rag; work in small sections for an even finish.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Repeat the glazing with drawer fronts.
    Step 11 Example
  13. Paint the inside of the drawers with two to three coats of Lace. Allow the paint to dry completely between coats.
    Step 12 Example
  14. Cut out the music design paper from the Decou-Page Victorian Romance Paper pack to fit the inside bottom of each drawer. With a foam brush, apply Matte Decou-Page to the bottom of each drawer. Position the paper and remove wrinkles. Apply an additional coat of Decou-Page onto the surface.
    Step 13 Example
  15. Using a scrap piece of paper, cut a template to fit the raised panels. Use this template to cut out (4) pieces of the rose-patterned paper from the Victorian Romance Paper pack.
    Step 14 Example
  16. Apply a coat of Decou-Page onto the raised panel. Position the paper and remove any wrinkles. Apply another coat of Decou-Page onto the surface. Let dry.
    Step 15 Example
  17. Once dry, cover the entire piece with Light Satin Varnish using a foam brush.
    Step 16 Example
  18. Re-attach the door fronts to the hinges and remove any painter's tape.