Jennifer Rizzo · Aug 15, 2014

Creating Jewelry Storage Trays with Upcycled Thrift Store Finds

Creating your own chic jewelry storage can be easy by upcycling some inexpensive thrift store finds. This is Alice W. from Thoughts from Alice, and I have a fun tutorial for you today on how to make these bohemian style jewelry storage trays!

Have you ever run across these wooden leaves and bowls at garage sales or thrift shops?

I have several times and usually pass right by them. Not my style really. Until an idea struck: give them a paint makeover!

I began by lightly sanding them and then coating them with white spray paint.

After they were completely dry, I taped off certain sections at an angle.

I did three different color blocks on three of the trays.

I painted each one with gold and then once that was dry, taped off another section and painted the last colors. For these I chose Valspar Satin Koi Pond, Rust-Oleum Flat Gray and made my own coral pink with acrylics.

When I peeled the tape back, I had to do some touch ups here and there, which was a bit of pain. Since the spray paint goes all over, I had to re-tape them gently. If I tried this method again, I would allow each coat to dry for a longer period of time (probably a good 12-24 hours) in between coats.

Once they were done, I decided to paint feather designs, with acrylics, on two of them.

I left the other two as is and then sprayed them all with a coat of clear satin sealant to protect them from scratches.

They are perfect for holding jewelry that you want easy access to and look super cute displaying them.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will pop over to visit me at my blog Thoughts from Alice! Please follow me on social media as well:

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google Till next time… ~Alice W. You might also enjoy: Boho Woodland Animal Collage Art
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