Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

Hi my sweet friends!!

You know how much I like go thrift shopping, so today I am going to show you what I did to a wooden jewelry storage I bought some time ago. It was not shabby at all, although I knew I wanted that look for it. But, as most of the time, I buy things and then they sit for quite a while until I finish some of the other million projects I have on hand.

Then some friends and I decided to play Secret Pal, and I thought that would be a beautiful gift for her. My head started to think what to do.

This is how it looked like when I bought it… well, the white knob wasn’t there but I took a picture of the “before” right after having fixed it. Just imagine the picture with a hole on the drawer.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

I had no idea how to fix it and I thought that using homemade polymer clay should be ok. At least, when the girls do ornaments with it, they dry hard.  I made some clay, took a little piece to make the knob, and left the rest for the girls to play with.

Here’s the knob, not to bad!

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

The lowest drawer had a missing corner, so I took some more dough from the girls and fixed it as well.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

I waited until the dough dried completely, and painted it white with chalk paint.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

I wanted something special for my friend, so I designed an ornament with her initials, and decoupaged it on each drawer.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

Then I applied clear wax and dark wax to age it a bit.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

As I was going to apply some napkins with flowers on it, I tried to print on a napking another design I did. It worked awesome!! You only need to tape all napkin with the sheet below it, to prevent from get stuck inside the printer.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

I made several sizes for future projects.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

At this point, I cut the napkins and glued them with ModPodge onto the drawer. I also took some brown shoe polish and applied it with a sponge through all the edges.

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

The last step was to give it two coats of varnish, and it was ready!

Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage Shabby Wooden Jewelry Storage

I had a great time doing it, although working with napkins was a bit challenging for me. I will keep practicing!

Hope you like it as much as I do!




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  1. Lisa says:

    What a great re-do! I would have passed the box up at the thrift store because of the broken drawer front. Your polymer clay fix was genius. As was the printing on the napkin part. Love it!

    • Pili says:

      It was so cute that I had to take it home with me, the solution would come up eventually. And printing on the napking is so fun! Thanks for taking the time to comment

  2. Beverly says:

    This is so lovely. What a great transformation. Using the clay is such a good idea. I’d love to have you share on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

      • Beverly says:

        Thanks so much for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.I also wanted to let you know we will be featuring this lovely makeover on tomorrow’s party. I hope to see you there!

        • Pili says:

          Wow, that’s wonderful Beverly!! Thank you so much 🙂 I’ll be there tomorrow, I have much more to share!

  3. Greg Hill says:

    Very nice little up cycle. The stenciling really makes the project take on a new character.
    Great Job.

  4. sue says:

    Oh this is just gorgeous. I do so admire people who can have vision and the DIY skills to produce something as beautiful and useful as this. Thanks for sharing with us at #AnythingGoes linkup

  5. Tiffany says:

    Hi, Pili ~ Awesome job with the clay! I’ve never used it, but you did such an amazing job that now I want to try it. :0) Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

  6. sue says:

    Hi Pili just stopping by to let you know that you were in my top two picks this week at #AnythingGoes link up. I loved your creativity and what you achieved in this post. Congratulations and see you next week!

    • Pili says:

      Hi, Sue!! What a wonderful surprise, thanks so much!! I’ll see you there next Monday, I have more to share
      Have a great weekend!

  7. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    Pili, it’s stunning! I cannot believe the transformation! And that you figured out how to make another knob and fix the corner. Amazing. The finished product is a treasure and I’m sure your friend loves it! Great job.

    • Pili says:

      Thanks a lot, Nikki, she really loved it. Sometimes I wonder what a professional would think about my fixing methods…

    • Pili says:

      The flowers were a little piece of napkin I had, but enough for this project. Thanks so much for stopping by, see you next Monday! Enjoy the weekend!

  8. Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc. says:

    I’ve seen a million of these little storage boxes and yours is by far the cutest! i usually pass them up because they’re so drab but now I’m wishing I had one! i love how you used clay to make a new knob and then used a napkin for the adorable graphics! So clever! Thanks for linking up with us at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party this week… I’m featuring your post in my weekly round-up… it will go live tomorrow (Saturday) morning!

    • Pili says:

      Betsy that’s great news, thank you so much!! I’ll be today at the party with much more to share 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Lissette says:

    I’ve never been one to see potential in old furniture, outside of maybe just refinishing, but I’m starting to see things differently now. This is gorgeous and I’m so glad your friend loved it. What a special piece to have! #FridayFunday <3

    • Pili says:

      Lissette we are all different and are good at different things too. I wish I could write in my blog as good as you do in yours!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. Heaven says:

    Well done! I love the use of polymer clay on it. I wouldn’t have thought of that. The napkin trick is new to me too. Pinning this to my furniture board. Stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday. Congrats on the feature!

  11. Lisa B. says:

    This is a great make-over project! I love finding things and giving them a make-over to suit my needs! Thank you for sharing this and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!!

    • Pili says:

      Happy Fall, Theresa!! Thanks so much!! It’s great to wake up and see this wonderful surprise!
      Have a great weekend!

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