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Thrift Shop DIY - Upcycled Jewelry Box

By: Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason
Chris ThorntonDeason

Chris Thornton-Deeson has always felt her artistic ability was greatly influenced by being raised in Alaska. It was dark when she went to school and dark when she came home. Being one of three children in a very small house, her mother always kept her and her siblings “occupied” at the kitchen table with a variety of art projects—this, her mother claims, saved her sanity.

She also feels that much of her ability is inherited. A display of artwork painted by five generations—with pieces from her grandmother, grandfather, mother, and children—adorns the walls of her living room. 

Chris worked for Delta for 15 years as a Royal ambassador. She has written 42 painting books and numerous articles. 

Adorn your jewelry box with sweet stencils and rustic charm using Delta Ceramcoat.
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Supplies

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - White Lace, 8 oz.
Item #04040
The warm, off-white tone of White Lace is a versatile neutral shade. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - Whipped Cream, 8 oz.
Item #04041
Whipped Cream is a warm, creamy beige neutral tone that goes well with other shades. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - Oyster Shell, 8 oz.
Item #04051
A slightly green-toned gray, Oyster Shell is a flexible neutral shade. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - Spanish Olive, 8 oz.
Item #04054
A deep, verdant green, Spanish Olive is a saturated olive shade with warm undertones. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - Persimmon, 8 oz.
Item #04058
Persimmon’s warm, orange tones are exciting and even a little bit spicy. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - Lichen, 8 oz.
Item #04062
Reminiscent of the ocean, Lichen is a soft, sea green with hints of blue and yellow. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - Dragonfly, 8 oz.
Item #04064
Bright and energetic, Dragonfly is a vibrant shade of blue evocative of the tropics. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Chalk - Marigold, 8 oz.
Item #04067
Marigold’s golden shade is a bold, intense color that pairs well with neutrals. Delta Chalk is an opaque paint that requires no priming and offers expert adhesion to both finished and unfinished surfaces. Perfect for projects such as furniture restoration and upcycling, this paint is specially formulated to be easily sanded and distressed. Delta Chalk’s vibrant color palette makes it easy to liven up a wide variety of home decor projects, from cabinets and walls to decorative accessories.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Wax - Clear, 8 oz.
Item #04071
Use Delta Ceramcoat Clear Wax to seal and protect your project surface. Water-based and non-toxic, Clear Wax dries clear to add a soft, protective sheen to your projects. For long lasting shine and protection, apply Clear Wax every 6 to 12 months, or as needed. Clean while wet with soap and water. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Not for exterior use.

$7.99

Delta Ceramcoat ® Wax - Antique, 8 oz.
Item #04072
Use over Delta Ceramcoat Chalk to give your project an antique look. Waterbase, non-toxic. Can also use on raw wood. Apply with brush or a clean, lint-free cloth. Wipe back with cloth. Antique Wax will remain in the recesses of your piece to create an authentic, antiqued look. Clean while wet with soap and water. Keep waxed surfaces free of moisture and heavy use for 7 days. Not for exterior use.

$7.99

Delta Stencil Mania™ - Daises
Item #970720710
Stenciling embraces much more than walls these days. Add beautiful accents to furniture, fabrics, gift items, paper crafting projects and more! Choose from a wide array of stencils from cute and fun to whimsical or elegant.

$3.29

Delta Stencil Magic ® Liquid Stencil Adhesive
Item #982000109
This adhesive causes stencils to adhere to a surface, yet allows you to reposition your stencil as needed. Product is non-toxic and environmentally safe. 1 oz. bottle with dauber tip.

$3.29

Other Supplies
Jewelry box
Large brush
Palette paper or foam plate
Brush basin or container for water
Paper towels
Soft lint free cloth
Household glass cleaner
Painter’s tape
Cosmetic wedge sponge
Medium grit sandpaper

Instructions

Preparation

When starting to do an up-cycle piece be sure and wash with a de-greaser using a lint free cloth.

 

Painting

  1. Paint all of the light teal areas with a mix of 5 parts Lichen to 1 part White Lace and 1 part Dragonfly.
  2. Paint the top drawer that doesn't open with a mix of 2 parts Oyster Shell to 1 part Dragonfly.
  3. Paint the dark olive drawer and the vertical decorative area of the side door with a mix of 2 parts Spanish Olive to 1 part Marigold.
  4. Paint the light olive drawer by adding an equal amount of Whipped Cream to the olive mix from the preceding step.
  5. Paint the ivory drawer with Whipped Cream plus a touch of Persimmon.
  6. Paint the yellow drawer with Marigold plus a touch of Whipped Cream.
  7. Allow the piece to dry and then sand with medium grit sandpaper.

Stenciling

Tape the stencil firmly in place. Using a wedge sponge holding on to the long thin end, pat the large flat end into color. Pat excess off on palette, pat over the open images on the stencil, allow to dry and pick up stencil. Applying color too heavily will cause bleeding under the edges of the stencil. TIP: When stenciling using only portions of the design, it is easier to use painters or stencil tape to mask the open areas of the stencil that you don't want paint to use.

  1. Stencil a small flower Spanish Olive plus patting a little Marigold at the tips of the petals.
  2. Stencil a larger flower Whipped Cream, patting Marigold towards the center of the flower.
  3. Stencil the medium flower in Marigold, patting a little Persimmon in towards the center of the flower. 
  4. Stencil a few flowers of choice using the same colors on the fronts of every other drawer using the same coloring as above.
  5. Stencil three flowers on the back corner of each side door using the same coloring.

Finishing

  1. Allow to dry and then sand the flowers lightly with medium grit sandpaper.
  2. Paint all of the knobs Marigold.
  3. Apply an even coat of Clear Wax allow to dry and buff with a lint-free cloth.
  4. Apply an even coat of Antique Wax allow to dry and buff again.
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