For this month’s Thrift Store Decor project, I’m doing a large trinket box makeover. Maybe I should have titled it Why I don’t Use Wax on DIY Projects. More about that later.
This is our Thrift Store Day, be sure to check out all the projects below.
I got a pretty good deal on this oversized silver box. It’s nothing special, in fact I think it’s covered with silver paper.
See what I mean about getting a good deal? This is the original tag on the bottom of the box.
Clean thrift store projects
First, it’s very important to dust and or clean thrift store projects before painting. I used my favorite shop dust brush.
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Easy Spray Paint Project
In the middle of winter, I was looking for a little bit of color. So I chose this bright Seaside paint by RustOleum. When spray painting, I find that several light coats work best. Don’t forget to read the directions for recoating times. There’s a window of opportunity—if you wait too long, it may be 24 hours before you can do more coats.
Do you love the bright color? I do, but for this trinket box I wanted to bring out the details.
Why I Don't Use Wax on Furniture
Although I like the look of dark wax on furniture and craft projects, I do not like all the work. That is why I prefer using my favorite Smoked Glaze instead of dark wax.
Here’s a short video showing how easy it was to glaze this thrift store project!
How much glaze do I use
The amount of glaze used is very minimal. That is why this stuff lasts forever. If you have more questions about glazing projects and furniture see my article How To Glaze painted Furniture.
Can you see the difference of the before and after glaze image? In full disclosure, I actually tried using some old Rub-n-Buff (ebony) and it didn’t work at all. It’s time to stock up on new colors.
Blue Glazed Trinket Box
I love, love, love the way the thrift store trinket box turned out! Now, it’s time to check out projects from my friends.
Large Trinket Box Makeover from My Repurposed Life (you are here)
Fixing Up a Broken Birdhouse with Barnwood from Sadie Seasongoods
Vintage Wall Pocket Organizer from House Of Hawthornes
Bling Bottles from Petticoat Junktion
Stripe Painted Tray from Domestically Speaking
Wooden Step Stool Makeover from Refresh Restyle
Farmhouse Apron Hook from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Pedestal Makeover from Our Southern Home
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.