Gauche Jewelry Box Gets Cloche New Life

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While it may not quite be “Goth to Boss”, this little broken down musical jewelry box has been resurrected from derelict status to mantle-worthy.  Found at an estate sale, got it for a song.  Here is how it started:

A close-up.  I’m sure once it was really cute, but here it’s just major ick factor.  (That’s dust.)

The back.  The music didn’t play.

Here it is after I removed the dusty felt floor and paper flowers, bird, etc.  (The bird was inspiring though!)

Look what a difference a little fresh creamy paint makes!  I lined the base with burlap, and fashioned a wee paper mache bird as a finial.  I covered the back with a vintage print music page.

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Now it’s a cloche with working catch-all drawers.

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A close-up of the bird.  I glittered his beak and gave him tiny dots of black paint for eyes.

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I am very pleased with how this one turned out!  Sometimes I get home from treasure hunting and ask myself WHAT was I thinking.  If I wait for inspiration, it usually comes to me.  🙂  Now if I could just figure out what to do with that ugly vintage plug-in kitchen wall clock…..

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2 Comments

  1. That is TOTALLY cute. I have a jewelry box that’s very similar that I got from my grandparents when I was four — mine is a bit cuter than your “before” picture and I couldn’t paint it for sentimental reasons but this makes it AWFULLY tempting to do so. I’ve never seen one when I’m out and about at thrift stores but if I do, I’m totally going to buy it and steal your idea!

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