A couple years ago a friend from work gave me three jewelry cases.
They were well made but very large.
I was not sure what to do with them so they stayed in the upstairs of my shed.
This summer a saw a shadow box done in a tan and coastal blue that I loved.
It was just the colors I had at home from the DecoArt Chalky Finish line of paints.
So this summer, on a hot, hot day I ventured into the upstairs of the shed and carried these down.
I wiped off the dust and grime from the shed.
Let the fun begin...
I do love the silky consistency of these paints.
It took a couple coats to color them the way I wanted.
These originally had display boards covered with black velvet.
I removed the velvet and recovered the boards with burlap from coffee sacks my daughter brought home.
I painted everything with two coats of paint.
It took two afternoons since I had to do the outside of the boxes one day and the insides the next.
Once painted, I used a razor to scrape the window edges.
I also sanded the edges to scuff them up a bit.
I used these at my fall show.
They made a pretty place to display my polymer clay and primitive finished jewelry.
I like the burlap much better than the velvet.
I used vintage folding tape measures to prop the lids open.
I have not used them for every show because they do take up a good bit of space but I do love the transformation...
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