Give a makeover to a thrift store find jewelry box. The old box is now a pretty pineapple decor trinket box. You’ll only need paint, brushes, and a stencil for this makeover.
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I’m enjoying going through my thrift store find stash and pulling out pieces that need simple makeovers to fit in with my decor.
Trinket Box Makeover with Stenciled Pineapple
The jewelry box was sturdy and other than needed a bit of cleaning, it was in good shape.
The interior of the box was in surprisingly good condition. I used a lint free cloth with just a little bit of water on it to give it a quick cleaning.
Since there were some gouges in the surface of the box, I used a piece of medium grit sand paper to smooth them out before painting.
I used DecoArt Everlasting Chalky Finish Paint for the box. To keep the top and bottom from sticking, I propped a propped a wooden skewer inside of the box while the paint was drying.
It took three coats of paint to get good coverage on the box. Once that was done, I was ready to paint the pineapple stencil.
I’ve mentioned before that I like self adhesive stencils. I always have better success with them than with stencils that I need to tape in place. I get much better lines this way.
For the base of the pineapple I used a light yellow paint.
The stem of the pineapple is painted with DecoArt Vintage.
I allowed paint to dry before removing the stencil. This way I avoid the possibility of any smudges.
The last step I take after a painted project like this is to use a protective finish. I’ve been using DecoArt Dura-Clear Varnish for a while and I like it a lot. I’ve also had good results using a spray polycrylic.
Supply List for Trinket Box Makeover
- Thrift Store Find Box
- Paints & Brushes
- Lint Free Cloth
- Sand Paper
- Protective Finish
In our parlor just off the entryway of our house, I have several pieces of pineapple decor. I’ve always love that pineapples are considered to be a way to welcome guests into your home.
I’m using as a storage box for a couple of candles and batteries. As summer storm season approaches here in Charleston, it’s good to have those close at hand and easy to find in a room just inside the front door.
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Pineapple Decor Trinket Box