So a few weeks ago I decided to embark on what (I thought) would be an easy one-day project: repainting my jewelry box. It was too similar in color to the dresser and there was just too much reddish/brown going on in the room.
So I took the jewelry box apart, removed the hardware, and sanded the whole thing.
Then I taped off the parts around the edges:
And then it was time to prime!
Then things screeched to a halt due to a stomach bug and a week-long trip to Tucson. Then by the time I got back it was too cold to paint it outside, so I had to bring it in and paint inside, but the paint didn't go on as opaque as I wanted so I had to do 4 coats. UGH. Two layers of polyurethane later, I was done! I put the hardware back on and voila!
I used a sample pot of Martha Stewart's Butterscotch and I'm pleased with how it turned out. It's just a little bit of color and I love how it pulls in some of the colors from the teacups that I also use to store jewelry. I want to incorporate more orange into the house and this is a fun little first step.