Sunday, January 31, 2010

a little paint and glaze...


 there was finally a little time to get a few projects done around the house this weekend - the big one i got to cross off my "to do" list was to clean out my closet! but who am i kidding - that wasn't a weekend project; iv'e been tackling that mess since last monday. i followed the "if i haven't worn it in a year, it's outta here".. and i can proudly say i got to break open the two crates of pre-pregnancy clothes and hang all of those back up again - what a sigh of relief there! i should rephrase that and say half of the closet got cleaned as the "other half" still need to tackle his half of the mess. wishful thinking...but i still love him.
 i have my mom's old jewelry box that she gave to me at least ten years ago - it's been stuffed in my closet at each place that we've lived. i have such fond memories of going through her jewerly and trying it all on and asking her where each piece came from. i didn't get the jewerly with the box but love looking at it and remembering those times as a child - the velvet lined drawers still have the same smell that they did when i was a child...

so with a combination of the cleaning of the closet, the discovery of the hidden jewerly box in the closet, and the new addiction to the black glaze, i got busy...

this is the jewelry box from my mom and while i was working on this one...
i remembered i was using another one that i had bought at an estate sale and
had spray-painted it black.

i put the two finished pieces together and this is what i have...

if you are reading today, are you proud mom? and no, i'm sorry, you can't have it back.

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  1. Wish I could say my closet was organized! I love the finish on the two jewelry boxes and who would have thought they would look so good together...great job.

  2. My mom had that same jewelery box!!! What a blast from the past. Looks great.

  3. Hi Jen, just wanted to say thanks for the visit this morning. Wow LOVE the two jewelry boxes together. What a wonderful and beautiful idea it was. LOVE IT!!

    Thanks for sharing.


  4. The alone time...I call it necessary, not selfish! : ) And I think I remember my grandma having a jewelry box like that, too. They look great together, trash to treasure!

  5. Wow, what a great box! You are so good!

  6. How clever and cute!
    :o) Tricia

  7. You did a fabulous job! I'd love something like this for my jewelry. Thanks for sharing!

  8. clever! nice work! (found you on reinvented.)

  9. They look like 1 piece now- great finish on them!

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  10. Great job! It looks like some super expensive piece you bought somewhere swanky. Love it!


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