Chalk Decorative Paint: Jewelry Box Makeover

by Quinn Larson

We found this jewel of a jewelry box at a second hand store.  We marveled at the good shape the drawers were in, the fact that it had a darling, secret compartment and functioning box music in the back.  The color however, was well….we’ll let you see for yourself. 

To complete this project you will need the following:

Tools and Materials:

Behr® Chalk Decorative Paint -color Tin White BCP08

A decor piece to be painted (can be a new or old piece)

Paint brush

Behr® Wax Decorative Finish in Dark

Clean rag for wax application

Sandpaper or a sanding block

We love an antiqued, time worn look, but solid brown just wasn’t doing it for us.  Enter Behr@ Chalk Decorative Paint and get ready for the magic to happen.

Behr Chalk Decorative Paint

Step 1: Prepare for painting

Clean your piece free of residual dust, dirt and grim with a gentle cleaning solution.  When dry, lightly sand the piece and wipe free of sanding dust.

Behr Chalk Decorative Paint

Step 2: Paint

Paint your piece in the color of your choice.  Yes, you can paint right over the handles! Just be sure to prop them up so they don’t adhere to the piece body. Allow to dry and apply a second coat if necessary/desired.

Behr Chalk Decorative Paint

Step 3: Apply wax

With a rag, apply the wax to your piece. Use a bit more wax over the details and into the corners of the piece to create an antiqued look.

Behr Chalk Decorative Paint

Step 4: Enjoy

Place your now stunning piece in it’s new home, fill with your treasures, and enjoy.

Behr Chalk Decorative Paint

For more information on the Behr® Chalk Decorative Paint System click here!

Colorfully yours,

Quinn

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