Bombay jewelry box with a special meaning

by | Aug 8, 2019

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My mother passed away.  

She left me many things.  

She left me memories and examples and lessons and wisdom and a whole lot of love.  

She also left me “things”…..tangible things that she touched and used daily.  I cherish these items and hope to pass some of them on to my own children one day.   

Like her jewelry box. 

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This Bombay jewelry box was originally a deep mahogany wood color.  It hasn’t been used in years as it just didn’t blend well with my decor.   So I chose to pull it from my closet shelf and give it a new look!

I began by removing the tiny hardware and giving it a good cleaning with White Lightning.  

I had full intentions of doing my paint wash finish using Tea Rose, The Gulf and Palmetto.  I usually love this finish….you can see me do it successfully HERE.  

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I had planned to use moulds AND decor transfers (as you can see on the top) but it just wasn’t working for me on this jewelry box….so I completely changed directions!  

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That my friend….is the beauty of paint!  You just start over!  

This is where I landed…..and I love it!

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I painted the entire box in Tea Rose by Dixie Belle and striped the tiny drawer fronts in Plum Crazy.  

I used an assortment of moulds and the modeling material by Redesign with Prima to make the floral additions.  These are so easy to make….and are a complete game changer in your overall finished piece.  

I used the Imperial Damask stencil by Redesign with sevearl decor waxes to enhance the side panels.  All these products are listed in the Shop Section below.

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I then just went a little nuts with multiple decor waxes by both DB and Redesign to shade, age and enhance the entire box!  These are also all listed below in the shop section. These products work so beautifully together by allowing you to layer colors a lot or a little!  If you add too much….they wipe back easily with a damp cloth or baby wipe.  

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And finally …..I used clear wax and Dixie Dirt in Ash to add the last bit of aging where the floral molds meet the box.  

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I know my mother would love this transformation…..she was always my biggest cheerleader!  And I love having her jewelry box in full view now…..in my room…..and not on the closet shelf! 

By the way, this isn’t the first time I decided to give one of my momma’s pieces a new look…I also, after much thought and a lot of guilt, repainted her vanity table. I’m happy I did and you can see that transformation HERE.

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The products listed here are what I used for this Bombay Jewelry Box project!  Dixie Belle Paint company offers amazing products that will make all of your projects successful no matter what your skill level! Just click on any of the products shown below!  You can also find my favorite products and tools in my Amazon influencer list here.

 

If you would like to paint your own furniture ….but need a little help getting started…I offer a furniture painting basics course that would be the perfect place!

Or if you are looking for more advanced techniques, check out all of my course offerings HERE.

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See you next week!

XOXO, 

Tracey

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