I had bought a glass and mirrored jewelry box at Marshall’s thinking it was exactly what I wanted. But after I got the box home, it sat around collecting dust. I couldn’t understand why I didn’t want to use it.Then when I was flipping through my West Elm catalog I saw a similar jewelry box with linen lining. That was it! There was something too fragile and precious about setting my jewelry directly on top of a glass surface. So I decided to line the bottoms.I took my glass jewelry box, some compacted cardboard, mod podge and some grey linen (using fabrics—that’s one of my new year’s resolutions!) and got to work.I traced the shape of each level of the jewelry box.Then cut some fabric leaving about a half inch to fold over.Then I went to town with the mod podge!I folded over the sides and gave them some mod podge, too.After the mod podge was mostly dry, I stuck the covered cardboard underneath a board so it would dry flat and not curl up from moisture.I used poster putting to adhere my linen covered cardboard. It hasn’t been holding up so well and if we weren’t in the midst of moving and living out of boxes I’d use some liquid nails for mirrored surfaces to get that bad boy to stay in place.Ah, much better!
It’s great when we can make tweaks to things we already own to have a whole new item rather than just getting rid of it altogether.
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How do you like to store your jewelry?