Friday, April 20, 2012

Grandma's Pink Jewels

I had this little black 3 drawer box and an old wooden jewelry box that I have been planning to paint.   I did know I wanted them to be for a little diva but, I had no idea  how I wanted them to look.   So they sat waiting for inspiration.

Inspiration hit after reading recent posts by two great bloggers.  Amy at  The Salvage Collection did a blog about a vanity that reminded her of her Grandma.  Here.  It totally brought me back to my Grandma's costume jewelry and sitting on her bathroom floor going through it.  Amy used some subtle gold tones that were just beautiful.  Julia at  551 East Design did this really cool vanity, here and got me thinking black with bold color.  Then Julia posted she was debating a hot pink dresser.   Ahh...Inspired.  They say imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery, I hope I did you two proud.

The tall box was painted pink then distressed back to reveal the original black.   The smaller traditional jewelry box was painted pink with a thick textured base coat, black over top, and then sanded smooth to reveal the pink.  Both boxes were glazed with Valspar's Earth Glaze.  This glaze was on clearance at Lowes, so I grabbed it to try.  It leaves a champagne gold metallic sheen.  Lovely.  

My daughter is begging me to keep them.

Now I really want to see how Julia's hot pink dresser turned out!

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amy of the salvage collection said...

yes, you've done me proud!! i love the rustic finish w/ a pink flare! YOUR grandma would be proud, too!

Colleen said...

They're both so pretty!

Beth said...

Great job. I love the way the colors turned out!

Debbiedoo's said...

Great colors! useful little box too. Thanks so much for joining the newbie party.

Lizykitty23 said...

I'm glad to find out i'm not the only one in love with pinks and purples! Looks great! Very Pretty!

Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge said...

Cute boxes. My daughters would love those. Love the colors.

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I would have never thought of these colors. Just charming. I'm coming over from Debbie Doo's and I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance, please give me a visit!

Mindie Hilton said...

Your daughter is right, I would not want to part with them either.

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