Thursday, 27 October 2011

A renovation to create a display cupboard

Hi all,

Today I had a mooch around the charity shops, in the past I have found some great craft and minis books as well as items I can use in my mini projects.  An old jewellery box caught my eye.  It was only a couple of quid and it was made from wood unlike others I have seen which are plastic. 

When I got it home I started by taking the cupboard apart and then ripping out all of the faded grey lining, then I got out my sander and started to sand back all of the varnished areas.  My plan was to turn it into a shabby chic display cupboard so I wanted a good surface to paint on. 

However....once I had sanded it all back I decided that the overall design of the cupboard was not really chabby chic.  The shape of the windows was more gothic.  Plus I really liked the look of the sanded back wood. 

I found some matching wood and made a a shelf half way up and then made some plinths on top of the shelves.  I used a neutral brushing wax over the entire piece. 

I replaced the etched glass in the doors with 1mm perspex sheet and put it back together.  I removed part of the door handles. 

I decided to put all of my turned pieces I have been collecting inside it. 

As you can see there is a little drawer underneath.  I lined it with red sticky back flock material. 

Here is a close up of the bottom shelf.

I really like how it has turned out. 


  1. What a great find! Your turned pieces are really nice. =)

  2. It was great! A good idea. The minis are beautiful.