One project down, 999,324 to go….

This was a super easy fix to a boring plain jewelry box.  I picked up this little chunk of a box for $10 @ goodwill – good bones but the color just wasn’t working for me.  All i did was paint her white – gave her a good sanding and a new place to live – i am just cool like that ;)

I’ve had a couple of questions about how i distress my furniture and this is my tool of choice…..a 60 grit sand block…oh yeah…

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I almost never pre-sand anything – i have in the past and have learned that it really doesn’t make a difference.  Then i just paint with regular good ol’ latex paint – i prefer valspar from lowes.  This time i just did 2 coats of white paint with a brush and then sanded all the edges.  To me, the more distressing the better – i LOVE the way it looks, it really brings out all the details of the wood that normally you don’t see.  And yes, i even painted the handles, i was lazy like that – i mean i like the all white look.

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So remember the before….

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After…ahhhh, so much better

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I gave her a sweet little place to live on my nightstand – right next to the flowers that my husband sent me all the way from Iraq – “just because” flowers – the very best kind :)

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Notice my room?  Well i have a couple of little projects going on in there – more to come on that.

i will be linking up to these parties…

43 replies
  1. Jill
    Jill says:

    Oh my gosh, Sausha, I LOVE it! I never imagined it would look so good! It looks perfect on the nightstand. PS LOVING the frame thingies above the bed. :)

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  2. Kristine at The Painted Hive
    Kristine at The Painted Hive says:

    It looks ace Sausha. Great job and I love the paint colour on the bedroom walls.
    Kristine
    xxx

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  3. Caitlin
    Caitlin says:

    I love this!!! Your room looks like it belongs in a magazine!!

    I'm new to your blog and I'm loving it!!!

    -Caitlin

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  4. ♥Amber Filkins♥
    ♥Amber Filkins♥ says:

    It's so beautiful!! I have an old jewelry box that I've been meaning to paint for months. Now I'll have to get on it!!

    Looks fabulous!

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  5. Anissa
    Anissa says:

    Your room doesn't look like it needs any new "projects". It's already perfect! No fair! Come do my room!

    Oh, and this is a really funny question, but since you posted a picture of your nightstand I think I'll ask anyway. In all the bedroom pictures I see out on craft blogs I never see a clock/alarm clock on any of them. Do people just tuck them away for pictures or is there some other "fun/decor savvy" way of having an alarm clock in a bedroom? :) Told you this was a random question.

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  6. Katie
    Katie says:

    Love it. I also love the paint colour in the bedroom wall, and I also love the "just because" flowers. So sweet :)

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  7. ~Melissa~
    ~Melissa~ says:

    I can't even tell you how excited I am that you posted this project. After seeing you post your original before, it made me realize I had a hidden gem to work with. My thought was to do exactly what you've done and it will go perfectly with my new bathroom (in-process makeover). Now I know how it will look! (That is considering I can do as good a job as you did.) How cool is that?
    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. TidyMom
    TidyMom says:

    I LOVE it!!……I've been wanting to give my old jewelry box a make over…….think I will give it a go!!

    I would love for you to link this up at my I'm Lovin'It party (it's every friday, but the links stay open thru Sunday evening!)

    Love your blog!! I just went thru the entire site! LOL

    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  9. sweet european dreams
    sweet european dreams says:

    I've been on the hunt for a good vintage jewelry box, but I guess I could also shab one out like this. Love it!

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  10. Shaunna
    Shaunna says:

    Love it! I have found that those small pieces can really make a big impact. You may have inspired me to take on a couple of my old jewelry chests. -shaunna :)

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  11. the fiCkLe piCkLe
    the fiCkLe piCkLe says:

    I LOVE everything you touch…you're amazing!! I've have an award for you on my blog, because you are just THAT fabulous :)

    Thanks for sharing you talent.

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  12. Brakes and Gas
    Brakes and Gas says:

    So pretty! And hello fabulous hubby you have there! Love the flowers and the blog; keep up the good work!

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  13. Sausha
    Sausha says:

    Tasha, cant find a way to contact you but i go the frames/mirrors above the bed @ TJ Maxx home a couple of years ago

    Sausha

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  14. Laura
    Laura says:

    I love it!

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

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  15. Sarah @ Hennessey House
    Sarah @ Hennessey House says:

    what an amazing piece, it turned out awesome! i've never distressed a furniture redo, but this makes me very tempted to do so….

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  16. Shaunna
    Shaunna says:

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my lamp! We are SO much alike…and Lisa had a good suggestion…we all need to have some kind of retreat and hang out (or maybe we could extreme home makeover someone's house in all white…what do you think??) :) shaunna

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  17. Room to Inspire
    Room to Inspire says:

    This is a fabulous makeover – It has inspired me to tackle a few projects around the house! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

    Chelsea

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  18. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking
    Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says:

    Looks great & the flowers are GORG! What a sweetie you have :-) Thanks for sharing with us a the POPP.

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  19. kirstin & jordan
    kirstin & jordan says:

    Oh, how I love this! Looks terrific!
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  20. Looking Glass Jewels
    Looking Glass Jewels says:

    Ooooo! Love it! I want to makeover my old jewelry box now! Wonderful! Thank you for your inspiration!

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  21. Jay and Mea
    Jay and Mea says:

    hello! i found your blog on simplyut and i am totally obsessed with it. i love your style!! you have some fun projects. i only wish i was as crafty as you! i'm curious, where did you find the white duvet on your bed? you probably made it, right?? i have been looking for a white duvet, and yours is so pretty. keep up the good work :)

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  22. Karin
    Karin says:

    K- I just found out about your blog, and I LOVE it! Could you let me know where you got your bedspread? I have been trying to find one I loved forever, and I love yours. Please tell me you did not make that.(: Thanks for the info. Karin Smith
    kmsmith@sfcn.org
    mksmithfam.blogspot.com

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  23. The Postl's
    The Postl's says:

    I love all your projects they have inspired me so much! I must know what your wall color is and where you got your amazing bedroom furniture. That bedside table is beautiful!!

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