A Little Girl Jewelry Box is a must for Tootsie’s bedroom makeover. She has a ton of jewelry to coordinate with all her dress up costumes and
her mama she needs a place for store it that isn’t in the bottom of her Dress Up Box.
The color theme for Tootsie’s Big Girl Bedroom Makeover includes a variety pinks, soft greens, and baby blues.
But while this deep purple and black Jewelry Box was functional, all those cheetah spots and zebra stripes were so not working with the sweet little girl vibe I am going for.
Krylon spray paint to the rescue! Or so I thought.
Yes, I prepped the entire jewelry box by giving it a light sanding with low grit sandpaper. But as you can see the spray paint did not adhere correctly. Especially over the strips and spots.
What a mess! Honey said to throw it away.
Are you kidding! This is a fabulous $5 piece of laminate! No way I’m throwing it out!
This DIY disaster was nothing that a little scrapbook paper, yarn, and buttons can’t fix. Don’t forget my new super hero: Washi Tape!
To conceal the horrible spray paint job, the top of the jewelry box and the front of each drawer was covered in patterned scrapbook paper. This is the same paper used to create the Paper Pinwheels (totally easy wall art) for above Tootsie’s dresser.
The trim work around the half spray painted knob was a tad sloppy. So I had to come up with a way to cover the mess.
The plastic knobs refused to pop off easily. To hide the raggedy trim job and redo the knobs, I wrapped them with soft pink yarn then topped each with two colorful buttons. Everything was secured with hot glue ~ be careful!
The last step was to add more pattern with washi tape. Just by covering the edges of the jewelry box’s top and drawers cleaned up the not so straight paper cuts.
This was the first time I had ever used washi tape and I am completely hooked! This colorful, slightly tacky tape is so easy to work with. Let the washi tape collection begin!
See how the washi tape was wrapped the edges of the jewelry box’s top? Look at that sweet, little bluebird!
The colors and patterns coordinate with the Gallery Wall of family portraits.
The moral of this Upcycled Jewelry Box is never, ever through away a piece because the look doesn’t work in your space. This storage piece went from Va-va-voom Deep Purple Cheetah and Zebra to Pinkalious Sweetness!
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