While I’m not a watch wearer, Gloria absolutely loves them. She has quite a few and she loves coordinating them with her outfits. She has a large watch display box, but it’s rapidly filling up. When I spotted a smaller one at Goodwill recently, I knew I could give it a makeover and have it blend in perfectly with her jewelry displays. What started off as a plain brown watch box now has a completely different look. Have a look at the thrift store watch box makeover from drab to fab!
A few years ago, Gloria discovered her love of large Michael Kor and Kate Spade watches.She also enjoys having her watches and some of her favorite jewelry pieces on display in her bedroom. While the brown thrift store box wouldn’t work for her, some spray paint and Washi tape could easily change the look. The box was a very basic one, but it was in great shape. For $2.99 it was a great find!
The cushions looked as though they had been used very gently.
Using painter’s tape, I completely covered the glass top before painting.
I used TSP to clean the box before spray painting it with Krylon CoverMaxx Paint and Primer, Bright White Satin.
It took two coats before getting the coverage I wanted.
Painting the inside trim was a little tricky. I removed the partitions and covered the sides with painter’s tape. I cut strips of card stock to line the bottom before painting. I didn’t want the paint to be sprayed on the openings and lining, but I couldn’t tape over them because I didn’t want to cover the area around the openings. So, I started looking around for something that could be stuffed into the slots. Toothpicks! Sometimes you have to improvise!
Once the paint was dry, I gave it a coat of Krylon Crystal Clear Finish. I used gold glittery Washi tape as a trim for the box to give it a little glam look to match Gloria’s decor.
While this was a simple paint project, I love the new look and more importantly, so does Gloria.
We took it over to her place for pictures.
It fits in beautifully with her other gold jewelry display items.
As her collection of watches continues to grow, this should come in handy for her.
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I love how it looks sitting atop the dresser that was given a makeover last year.
I love a thrift store find makeover that is budget friendly that turns out great!
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Thrift Store Watch Box Makeover