One Girl’s Trash…

By Lia

It never ceases to amaze me what people in this city throw away. In my house, I have no less than three lamps, two end tables, three air conditioners and countless other perfectly good knick-knacks that have all come from the street. Sometimes, with just a simple coat of paint, these pieces become something amazing.  All you have to do is look a little closer.

Which is why I was SO excited to find this little jewelry box in my apartment’s community giveaway pile.

It’s perfect! Just in need of a little TLC. I can have this whole thing redone and looking brand spanking new in two hours. Which is exactly what I plan to do.

When looking to re-paint or update something, I find that the keys to knowing you have a winner are:

  • Overall shape. This jewelry box has a great look to it and it’s not dented, nor is the wood splintered or broken.
  • Cleanliness. The marks you see are just scuffs, easily covered up.
  • Hardware. I could change the hardware on this, but it’s all there and nothing is loose or broken. Why mess with it? 

I likely won’t have time this weekend to give this the attention it deserves, but with a slow week up ahead, stay tuned! This little guy will be ready for top-of-my-dresser living in no time!

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