Upcycled Jewelry Display Cabinet

DIY UpCycled Small Display Cabinet

Here’s a look at a cabinet I picked up at a garage sale. I decided I wanted to paint it…So I sanded it down and cleaned the dust away with a damp cloth.DIY UpCycled Small Display Cabinet11-28-2013 019

I picked out a few colors of paint I had on hand and some craft paper. 11-28-2013 060 11-28-2013 022
I really like DecoArt Americana acrylic paints…I have been using them for years!!!

I got my brush damp and double loaded paint to give the cabinet an interesting distressed aged look. I followed the grain of the wood as I painted on the colors.

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I also painted the inside, the handle and the hinges.
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I then removed some of the paint around the edges, with sandpaper, to give it a worn look.

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I then picked up a bit of the bittersweet chocolate paint on a damp cloth and worked it into the wood..leaving some areas darker.
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I used a sharp razor blade to remove the excess paint from the glass.
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I then buffed the cabinet with car polish. This left a very smooth protective coat.
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Here are a few close up pictures.

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I then cut some pieces of craft paper and modge podged them into the sections of the cabinet…I am so sorry I didn’t take pictures of the end result! I will make sure I do for the next time!

I’d love to hear your comments!

Mixed Media: Upcycled 8-Track storage box

I made this little picnic wine box from an upcycled 8-track storage box. This is what it looked like before I began. I did remove the divider section from the inside.
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I picked out lots of craft paper…Kindly donated to me from my sister at “Matties Attic” https://www.etsy.com/shop/mattiesattic
She has way more craft supplies than I do…we trade back and forth. I love that she is into making crafts and things also!

So anyway back to the box. I cut a slit in the paper to go over the handle. I can trim away the excess with a SHARP ulility knife, after I get it in place. 11-28-2013 049

I used Modge Podge to attach the paper to the box.. I also have to trim around the hinges.
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I used lots of coordinating paper to cover the box.

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I folded the edges of the paper to the inside of the box.11-28-2013 052

Okay….you can see it’s almost completely covered.
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I sealed the outside of the box with Modge Podge. I also proped the box open until it dried.
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I also used Modge Podge on the inside to adhere my paper.
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I found this awesome garden scene page from a magazine…..
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And this saying—How perfect! As you can see here I tore pieces of paper to cover the inside of the box.11-28-2013 059

I used a large wall stencil ( that’s what I had on hand) to add some color and texture to the box. I simply dabbed on three shades, randomly.12-09-2013 030

I then added three dimensional butterflies and rub on ones. A few flat back beads in a circular pattern, a french letter stamp and stenciled on the word Paris.12-09-2013 032

I then made this adorable tag…Ha…the blank tag is also from my sisters craft supply stash! 12-09-2013 04012-09-2013 039

On to the inside….I added some paper flowers…I simply love these! Butterflies, ribbon, flat back beads and paint to finish off the inside.
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AND the finishing touch! WINE and glasses of course!12-09-2013 041

I’d love to here your comments!
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