This week is being a busy one, but I want to show you today a vintage jewelry box I made for a friend of mine.
We were participating in a crafty friends exchange and I was paired with my friend Pili (yes, we have the same name!). She is really talented, so it was really difficult for me to think of something I could do to surprise her as she knows a lot of techniques and make beautiful things. You can see a bit of her work here.
So I went “shopping” to my basement to see what I could do for her, and found this old fashioned jewelry box for kids. I thought it was perfect so I rushed home and started to paint it with my DIY chalk paint when I remembered I hadn’t a picture of it, aarrgg!!
I hope you can make an idea of how it looked like.
The best about chalk paint is that you don’t need to sand first or add any primer to the object you want to paint. Just grab a brush and start painting!
When it was fully painted in white, I let it dry and went to my laptop to play around with my Photoshop. I ended up making a cute print for the top.
Then, as the print had some greenish tones, the girls and I tried to achieve a similar color mixing paints. I tell you that is absolutely fun!! I can’t tell which colors we mixed because I didn’t write them down, but next time I will do if for sure.
I painted the whole thing in that color, and then I decoupaged it with the print. I used white glue + water in a 50-50 ratio.
The last thing was to add a layer of varnish to protect it, and it was ready to send.
When my friend received it she told me she fell in love with it. She liked the color very much, she even had in her bedroom some stuff with a similar color to the vintage jewelry box I sent her.
Have a wonderful day!
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