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.