A few posts back I told you about my husband and I separating last December and deciding in April to divorce. I have still been wearing my ring because I wasn’t ready to take it off and even if I was, I didn’t have, what I thought, was a special enough place to put it. I don’t change my jewelry often, so I haven’t really had a need for a jewelry box. I looked at different stores and thrift stores and never really found anything I loved. While at Michael’s one day, my father pointed out this unfinished box and I decided I would make my own:
With drawer open:
I didn’t take step by step pictures of the process. It was actually kind of difficult emotionally to make because I knew when it was done, I would probably put my ring in there right away, so I took my time with it.
Here is what I did:
Painted the box with Behr Ultra in Millstone, same paint as I used here. Next, I found some nice scrapbook paper in my stash and used that in the squares, the drawer and behind the glass in the lid. I also had my name cut in brown vinyl from the wonderful Shelley of Wonderfully Wordy. I placed the vinyl on top of the glass and the paper underneath. Lastly and probably most importantly, I used a monogrammed paper napkin that I found at Michael’s and cut out the C to represent my last name in the upper left corner. That is where I will put my ring, in a cute small drawstring bag. Here are the finished pictures:
I just need to put the hardware back on and its all finished and ready for a new home.
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