Jewelry Box makeover Frozen-style & a "Sea Stick" upcycle

Hello Blogland! I missed you all during my summer hiatus and was tempted more than once to log back on and linky-party-away. It was a good break, though, filled with play dates, road trips, some crafting (minus the blogging) and spider squishing --- we seem to have extra spiders this years. ewwww ~body shiver~
jewelry shelf before
One of my craft projects on my summer-to-do-list was to update my jewelry shelf. My husband found a beautiful "sea stick" aka, driftwood, while in Connecticut. ("sea stick," a phrase that reminds us of a funny trip to the beach during our dating days) I'll show you that at the end.
luckily the glass didn't break during the fall! 
In the meantime....I set my old jewelry box on the window seat (this was a $3 garage sale find, new in the box!). While redecorating, a storm came through, the wind picked up, blew the window shades fiercely, and knocked the box to the floor. :( I'd already had plans to fix it up for my little princess, so this was a time consuming set back. Thank goodness for Gorilla glue.
love her girly jewelry in her girly Frozen style box
1. Gorilla glued it back together
2. Sprayed with Kilz ***essential step for painting laminated wood
3. Painted with two coats acrylic paint ***Kilz primer REALLY helped the paint stick
4. Mod podged glitter where wanted
5. Used two snowflake rubber stamps and white acrylic paint for the side
6. After curing, sealed with polycrylic

Found this 32 oz container FULL for FREE
at the local Hazmat disposal. SCORE!!!!
And here is my updated jewelry shelf:
Inspiration came from: I love the vintage style postcard my hunny also picked up in Connecticut, along with the sea shells and a smaller piece of driftwood. Makes it a very unique and personal shelf amongst my book hoarding.

Both my little girl and I are happy with our upcycled jewelry holders. :)  


  1. Very crafty! Love them both! Glad you enjoyed your kids and your summer. It goes by way to fast, doesn't it? Ps- we had an extra spidery summer, as well! Ick!

  2. What a neat upcycle project! Thanks for visiting my post on clothespin wire jewelry and your kind comments. So glad you're back, Audra, I'm following you!

  3. I have a similar style heart box with the exception that there are glass photo inserts in each drawer. I am in the process of the upcycle found a great vintage paper with the word Love in raised embossed script lettering.... the lining unfortunately is dirty pink gonna give relining a shot. Thanks for the inspiration.... I can do this I know I can LOL..... Yours Looks Awesome!

  4. This is amazing. You're obviously very talented in this area and I think that your project looks amazing. Good luck to you. I have searched many LA venues to find the decorations that now I see I can make myself. This is a really nice blog you have. Kudos!


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