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Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover

When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it. Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.

Don’t you love those sweet moments when your children think of you?

Time is speeding by with my oldest and he will out of our house before I know it.

It makes you stop and think about each teaching moment I’ve shared, have I made an impact and am I on his radar? Or is he already looking to the horizon, ready to jump ship and take on the world?

Then sweet things like this happen.

My in-laws recently sold their business of over 40 years and that meant cleaning out years of items. So, my husband and boys went to lend a helping hand and said it was a sad day.

My men brought home various items from the business. A bookcase made from my husband’s uncle, a gorgeous roll top desk – and this.

A sweet jewelry box that my oldest picked out for me.

He spied that and thought of me! He know I would love it back to life, but most importantly – he knew I would love it.

I love the lines and was in need of updating my jewelry organization after our Master Closet Makeover.

So here is what I created in just 20 minutes! Let’s start with the supplies you need.

Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover

I lightly painted one coat over the sides, top and drawer fronts.

After drying – I applied the wax.

Isn’t that the easiest?!

What I love about working with acrylic paints for projects like these is the ease to clean up mistakes – which we all make. Simply take a lightly dampened paper towel and wipe away the mess up.

And in true messy Jen fashion, I applied the wax with my finger – lightly massaging it into the painted wood.

Ready to see the result?

When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it.  Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.

It’s not fully covered – and just hazy enough to allow the wood grain to peek through.

When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it. Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.

I wanted there to me variances in opaqueness – because driftwood is unique with it’s coloring.

Once the wax hardened, I placed it on my built-in shelves in our Master Closet.

When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it.  Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.
When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it. Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.

After moving, and redoing our master bathroom and closet, my jewelry somehow got scattered in the process. now I have a neat spot to place my most used items.

When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it. Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.

It’s a great way to add a farmhouse touch to an old item and bring it up to date.

When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it. Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.

This easy Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover took the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee and it was for free!

Of course, I showed my finished work to my sweet boy and he grinned from ear to ear.

Take hold of those tiny moments that make a difference – even if it’s just as simple as making over a jewelry box.

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When my son brought me this gift, he knew I would find a way to update it. Here is how I made this Driftwood Jewelry Box Makeover.

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