Ugly brown jewerly box - turned vintage chic

April 26th, 2009 in member junk     
JunkMama1 JunkMama1, member
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To the top of the box, I collaged a 1940s vintage Ad...featuring a movie actress and a jewerly box...
Once brown and disgarded - now white and distressed..
What a beauty!
To the top of the box, I collaged a 1940s vintage Ad...featuring a movie actress and a jewerly box...

To the top of the box, I collaged a 1940's vintage Ad...featuring a movie actress and a jewerly box...


One day, while junking at the Goodwill Outlet in Seattle with my hubby...he held up an old ugly little brown jewerly box and asked, "Could you do something with this?!"  Hmm, I said, it's in good shape, even though it's darn ugly...throw it in the basket and I'll think of something!  After looking over a vintage Redbook Magazine ad - I had a light bulb moment and a shabby chic jewerly box was born!  Just wish I had taken a "before" picture!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Ubran Iron Art and Newtiques
posted in: member junk, Jewerly box, whitel shabby chic

Comments (6)

suewhitney writes: Love those light bulb moments. I agree you had one here! Beautifully done, JunkMama 1.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:52 pm on April 27th
JunkArchitect writes: You did a great job transforming this into such a cool retro piece.

Jim Posted: 11:17 pm on April 26th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love the fun vintage transformation! It's hard to imagine it was formerly ugly. Nice work!
Candy Posted: 5:53 pm on April 26th
JunkMama1 writes: Monakent, My hubby has really gotten into junking over the last year...which has been great! And, I'm glad you love my sense of humor..and you can't read the caption under the movie actresses picture, but the movie was "Three Bad Girls", which made it even more hysterical!

Fellow junker, we are like! I get so excited sometimes, I just get to work and always whish later I had taken a before picture!

Have a great weekend!
Claudia Posted: 2:56 pm on April 26th
monakent writes: KUDOS to your husband for finding this for you. I find it very cool that he asked if you could do something with the jewelry box. And secondly, LOVE your sense of humor! That you found a vintage 40's ad with a woman holding a jewelry box, is just too ironic and FUN to boot!!! The picture adds to the charm of the piece. You did a great job with the redo. Very fun. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 1:10 pm on April 26th
fellowjunker writes: You are like me.........I get so excited to re-do something I don't take a minute to take a picture of the before. This looks great.....!!!
xojanis Posted: 12:21 pm on April 26th
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