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EASY MONOGRAM WITH PAINT: CUSTOM JEWELRY BOX MAKEOVER

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I recently had the pleasure of giving new life to a super unique but worn jewelry box and customizing for a client. They wanted their initial
monogram on top in the typical fancy style.

I'm the first to tell you that I am NO free hand painter or artist by any means. So I'm gonna share my cheat method with you!

What a unique piece this was! Lots of drawers and folding doors, quite tall for hanging necklaces and such and even a little mirror on the inside.
My client happened upon it at a yard sale and scooped it up for a steal. It was factory white all over (worn & dirty too!) and the pink ribbons on the pull handles were worn and fraying.

I decided to give it a fresh new look! They asked for a pink and green color combination. I custom mixed 2 Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors, Versailles and Antibes Green to make a beautiful pale lime shade. I then mixed up a tad bit of Emperor's Silk and Old White to get this perfect pale pink.

BEFORE I painted, I applied vinyl adhesive lettering directly to the clean original surface on top to create the monogram. Doesn't matter what color the letters are, as you will see.

I mixed and matched different areas contrasting with the pink and the green, inside and out. I sanded all over, not to distress, but to create that baby smooth finish that you only get with Chalk Paint!

Now it's time to reveal the monogram! Simply peel off those vinyl letters! That leaves you with the contrasting original surface lettering on that painted surface!
The entire piece got a nice coat of
Staples Clear Wax and then I cut new ribbons for the
drawer pulls and door handles.
I think it turned out great! A quick & easy makeover of a yard sale jewelry box, customized with the monogram!



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