Thinking Outside the Music Box

Hey there friends!  I’m up-to-my-eyeballs in closet reorganization (now that the linen closet is done, the pantry is next to be revealed), but in the meantime, here’s a peek at one of the quick changes I’m making in our master closet.

Dated jewelry box

This jewelry box was a garage sale find like….20+ years ago.  No, no, not by me – my mom found it and it was in her closet forever.  When she didn’t want it anymore, I figured I could use it.  It does have a lot of drawers, and I  like having options for where and how to store my hoard of jewelry.  It also happens to be a music box.  It’s positively quaint!

But….let’s admit it.  The jewelry box leaves a little to be desired.  That dated old walnut stain with the “antiqued brass” pull hardware….just doesn’t turn my crank.

It also doesn’t exactly bling up our master closet, either.

(Except our master closet doesn’t look like this anymore…it’s thoroughly entrenched in the “before it gets better, it must get worse” category at the moment.)

This closet is so off-balance...

Spray paint to the rescue!

I spent $ZERO on this project – love that!  I had grey spray primer, flat white spray paint (why I bought flat paint I don’t know – gah) and some spray gloss.  I also had some leftover “oil rubbed bronze” spray paint for the hardware. 

Hardware painting trick

I got a little creative rigging up a system to paint the hardware.  I hot glued the hardware to cardboard and hung the cardboard from the basement ceiling.  Fancy, I know.  Especially the purple curling ribbon.

Hardware painting idea

And here’s the finished product!

Refinished jewelry box

The lighter color highlights the uneven drawers a little more, but then this wasn’t a high quality piece to begin with. 

Can’t wait to see it in my “new,” organized master closet one of these days…

One more time – because I love a before and after:

Dated jewelry box before

Dated jewelry box after


Linked up to Thrifty Décor Chick’s Before & After Party!


  1. I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!

  2. Wow, that looks like a totally different jewelry box! I'm a new linky follower! Would love it if you dropped by and followed back :)

  3. It looks very good, I like it. I followed you over from Linky Blog Hop and now follow you, please feel free to visit me over at Hibiscus House I would love for you to follow me also. thanks.

  4. This is great - I am your newest LF Follower. Please follow me back. Have a terrific evening. Athena

  5. New linky follower! Can I get a follow back please? Thanks!


  6. I love your blog, and I'm a new Linky follower. Stop by and follow too so we can stay connected. Lori

  7. It definitely looks better, great job!

  8. I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back! I love it in white! Looks a whole lot better :)

  9. I am a new follower:> Found your blog through the blog hop on Blissful and Domestic. Your blog is to cute! Would love for you to follow back! love meeting new blogging friends!

  10. Cute redo! I came to follow via the blog hop and I would be honored if you followed me back :)

  11. Nice job. Hi! I'm following you via Linky and hope you will follow me back! I would be delighted for your to link to Potpourri Friday! Link up starts on Thursday afternoon and usually have 250+ participants. Hope you will come check it out!

  12. Your music/ jewelry box looks great! Love the oil rubbed bronze against the white. I'm a new Linky Follower, would love for you to come visit me! :)

  13. Awesome makeover ! I once read that white spray paint is the botox of design ! I agree . I found you via the Linky Hop. I am now following . I hope you have time to visit and follow back :)

  14. Found you via Linky Followers blog hop...would love for you to follow me back! :)

    I love your jewelry box makeover! :)

  15. Stopping by from the Linky Follower Party Hop!

  16. WOW! You did an amazing job!

    PS: I am your newest follower via Linky Followers.

    Mrs. Delightful

  17. You did a great job, beautiful, I am following via linky followers, i found you from Linky Followers Party Hop. Happy Valentine's Day.


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