Mom's Jewelry Box
Unfinished Wood Jewelry Box #SCH/225 (#30065175)
Acrylic paint – your color choice
Tropical etch glass etching stencils
Etchall glass etching Crème #30005489
Mini Screwdriver set #30056211
1” Foam Brush #10109
Painter’s tape #1010399
Tropical Etch Picks #30058441
Optional: sandpaper #30033492
NOTE: The sample
shown used Raw Sienna acrylic paint (#77626663) as a base coat. A mixture
of Burnt Sienna (#77624981) and Faux Finish Glaze (#77855775) was applied
with Plaid’s Wood Grainer tool (1008192). The 6” bamboo (#30027311) and 2”
cranes (#30062865) Tropical Etch stencils were used on the glass doors.
For this project it is best to remove the doors and the hardware. Use the mini screwdriver set to remove the hinges and latches from the doors. Don’t forget to remove the hooks inside of the jewelry box. Set aside.
Follow the manufacturers’ directions for the Tropical etch stencils and Etchall glass etching crème. Take the glass etching stencils of your choice and apply to the inside of the glass doors. Use the painter’s tape to mask the surrounding areas. You can cut apart the stencils and arrange them as you wish.
While you are waiting for your glass to etch, you can begin painting the jewelry box. If you need to, you can lightly sand any rough areas first. If you do this, wipe off the excess dust before painting.
Paint the entire jewelry box; make sure you paint the inside as well. Remove the bottom drawer and paint separately. Let everything dry. Apply another coat if necessary. Apply a coat of clear acrylic varnish. Let dry.
After the glass on the doors have been etched, paint the doors, inside and out. Let dry. Apply a coat of clear varnish. Let dry.
Screw the hooks back into place inside of the jewelry box. Put the door latch back on the front of the doors. Re-attach the doors to the jewelry box. Place the bottom drawer back
Now, your jewelry box is ready to hold all your favorite jewelry pieces.
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