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{I promised and i delivered!!!}


One project down, 999,324 to go….

This was a super easy fix to a boring plain jewelry box.  I picked up this little chunk of a box for $10 @ goodwill – good bones but the color just wasn’t working for me.  All i did was paint her white – gave her a good sanding and a new place to live – i am just cool like that ;)

I’ve had a couple of questions about how i distress my furniture and this is my tool of choice…..a 60 grit sand block…oh yeah…

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I almost never pre-sand anything – i have in the past and have learned that it really doesn’t make a difference.  Then i just paint with regular good ol’ latex paint – i prefer valspar from lowes.  This time i just did 2 coats of white paint with a brush and then sanded all the edges.  To me, the more distressing the better – i LOVE the way it looks, it really brings out all the details of the wood that normally you don’t see.  And yes, i even painted the handles, i was lazy like that – i mean i like the all white look.

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So remember the before….

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After…ahhhh, so much better

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I gave her a sweet little place to live on my nightstand – right next to the flowers that my husband sent me all the way from Iraq – “just because” flowers – the very best kind :)

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Notice my room?  Well i have a couple of little projects going on in there – more to come on that.

i will be linking up to these parties…


43 Responses to {I promised and i delivered!!!}

  1. Jill April 11, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    Oh my gosh, Sausha, I LOVE it! I never imagined it would look so good! It looks perfect on the nightstand. PS LOVING the frame thingies above the bed. :)

  2. Kristine at The Painted Hive April 11, 2010 at 3:16 am #

    It looks ace Sausha. Great job and I love the paint colour on the bedroom walls.

  3. Caitlin April 11, 2010 at 3:18 am #

    I love this!!! Your room looks like it belongs in a magazine!!

    I'm new to your blog and I'm loving it!!!


  4. ♥Amber Filkins♥ April 11, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    It's so beautiful!! I have an old jewelry box that I've been meaning to paint for months. Now I'll have to get on it!!

    Looks fabulous!

  5. Anissa April 11, 2010 at 3:34 am #

    Your room doesn't look like it needs any new "projects". It's already perfect! No fair! Come do my room!

    Oh, and this is a really funny question, but since you posted a picture of your nightstand I think I'll ask anyway. In all the bedroom pictures I see out on craft blogs I never see a clock/alarm clock on any of them. Do people just tuck them away for pictures or is there some other "fun/decor savvy" way of having an alarm clock in a bedroom? :) Told you this was a random question.

  6. Debbie April 11, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    Seriously that is fabulous! I can't wait to see what else you do:)

  7. Katie April 11, 2010 at 4:12 am #

    Love it. I also love the paint colour in the bedroom wall, and I also love the "just because" flowers. So sweet :)

  8. ~Melissa~ April 11, 2010 at 4:37 am #

    I can't even tell you how excited I am that you posted this project. After seeing you post your original before, it made me realize I had a hidden gem to work with. My thought was to do exactly what you've done and it will go perfectly with my new bathroom (in-process makeover). Now I know how it will look! (That is considering I can do as good a job as you did.) How cool is that?
    Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  9. ~Melissa~ April 11, 2010 at 4:38 am #

    I agree with Katie! What exactly is the paint color in your bedroom?

  10. Mandy April 11, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    LOVE it!!!!

  11. motherof3fellas April 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Love it, I'm going to be on the lookout for one of these babies. thaks for the inspiration.

  12. TidyMom April 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    I LOVE it!!……I've been wanting to give my old jewelry box a make over…….think I will give it a go!!

    I would love for you to link this up at my I'm Lovin'It party (it's every friday, but the links stay open thru Sunday evening!)

    Love your blog!! I just went thru the entire site! LOL

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  13. Amanda @ Serenity Now April 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    LOVE it! :) Definitely looks better after that little bit of distressing. :)

  14. sweet european dreams April 11, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    I've been on the hunt for a good vintage jewelry box, but I guess I could also shab one out like this. Love it!

  15. Shaunna April 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    Love it! I have found that those small pieces can really make a big impact. You may have inspired me to take on a couple of my old jewelry chests. -shaunna :)

  16. the fiCkLe piCkLe April 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    I LOVE everything you touch…you're amazing!! I've have an award for you on my blog, because you are just THAT fabulous :)

    Thanks for sharing you talent.

  17. cwall April 12, 2010 at 3:11 am #

    I am also wondering about your wall color, Mind sharing…?

  18. Brakes and Gas April 12, 2010 at 5:25 am #

    So pretty! And hello fabulous hubby you have there! Love the flowers and the blog; keep up the good work!

  19. Tracey @ My House of Giggles April 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    This is just so adorable!! You did an amazing job on that little dresser :)

    Come on over and link up at my Tuesday TALENT SHOW if you like :)


  20. tasha April 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    love this! where did you purchase the wall plaques behind your bed?

  21. Sausha April 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Tasha, cant find a way to contact you but i go the frames/mirrors above the bed @ TJ Maxx home a couple of years ago


  22. Allison Shops April 12, 2010 at 11:57 pm #

    The jewelry chest looks great – nice job! Dropping by from BNOTP.

  23. Sandra April 13, 2010 at 2:38 am #

    That turned out really cute and I love your bedroom!

  24. Melissa April 13, 2010 at 3:00 am #

    Good eye to see the great bones!! Turned out lovely.

  25. Creations By Cindy April 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    It turned out adorable. Be blessed. Cindy

  26. Kaysi April 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    Super cute! I really like how you distressed it too, it look great!

  27. Laura April 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    I love it!

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

  28. Sarah @ Hennessey House April 13, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    what an amazing piece, it turned out awesome! i've never distressed a furniture redo, but this makes me very tempted to do so….

  29. Victoria April 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    That turned out so well, it's adorable!!! How beautiful your flowers are:)

  30. Linda@Coastal Charm April 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    What a PRETTY $10.00 makeover! Thanks for showing it off at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS:)


  31. Shaunna April 14, 2010 at 1:39 pm #

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my lamp! We are SO much alike…and Lisa had a good suggestion…we all need to have some kind of retreat and hang out (or maybe we could extreme home makeover someone's house in all white…what do you think??) :) shaunna

  32. Room to Inspire April 15, 2010 at 3:19 am #

    This is a fabulous makeover – It has inspired me to tackle a few projects around the house! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!


  33. Julie April 15, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    Gorgeous! & I love your flowers from your husband! I remade a jewelry cabinet here:


    If you have a minute, stop by!

  34. Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking April 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    Looks great & the flowers are GORG! What a sweetie you have :-) Thanks for sharing with us a the POPP.

  35. Katie April 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    Hey SAUSHA, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Sunshine Award! Come check it out! http://onthebanksofsquawcreek.blogspot.com/2010/04/here-comes-sun.html

    Eek! I posted this once, but had the wrong name in there! I deleted it, but if it showed up for you, I'm sorry!!!

  36. FrouFrouBritches April 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm #

    So gorgeous! I love it and "just because" flowers are the best kind, aren't they?

  37. kirstin & jordan April 18, 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Oh, how I love this! Looks terrific!
    We have a friday fun finds party that's still going- we'd love it if you'd link up!

  38. Tracey @ My House of Giggles April 20, 2010 at 3:05 am #

    Just letting you know that I featured your project here :


  39. Looking Glass Jewels April 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Ooooo! Love it! I want to makeover my old jewelry box now! Wonderful! Thank you for your inspiration!

  40. Jay and Mea April 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm #

    hello! i found your blog on simplyut and i am totally obsessed with it. i love your style!! you have some fun projects. i only wish i was as crafty as you! i'm curious, where did you find the white duvet on your bed? you probably made it, right?? i have been looking for a white duvet, and yours is so pretty. keep up the good work :)

  41. Karin May 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    K- I just found out about your blog, and I LOVE it! Could you let me know where you got your bedspread? I have been trying to find one I loved forever, and I love yours. Please tell me you did not make that.(: Thanks for the info. Karin Smith

  42. Laurie May 22, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    This looks awesome. I know lots of people have asked, but what is the color on your walls? It's so beautiful.
    If you don't mind emailing it to me, laurielarsen2000@yahoo.com. Thanks!

  43. The Postl's August 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I love all your projects they have inspired me so much! I must know what your wall color is and where you got your amazing bedroom furniture. That bedside table is beautiful!!

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