DIY: Second-hand Jewelry Box Into Rustic-chic Tea Box!


Every now and then I like a fun DIY project especially when it’s related to sipping or reading. Some time ago, I purchased a jewelry box at a second-hand store and ever since I have been meaning to refurbish it into a tea box. Since I am working on decorating my very own apothecary, I think now is the perfect time for me to show you how I turned an old jewelry box into a super chic tea box.

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Recipe: Watermelon & Raspberry-Lemonade Tea | Martha Stewart Living Magazine
DIY: Second-hand Jewelry Box Into A Like-new Tea Box!
DIY: Second-hand Jewelry Box Into A Like-new Tea Box!

To prepare the jewelry box to be transformed into a tea box, I had to remove all of the features that made it perfect for jewelry, but not so perfect for tea. Hooks and pockets had to go! So, I ripped everything out of the box and also removed the hardware so that I could give the box a good sanding down.

DIY: Second-hand Jewelry Box Into A Like-new Tea Box!
Recipe: Watermelon & Raspberry-Lemonade Tea | Black Tea from Cameroon, Africa

It didn’t take long to spray paint the small box (matte black) and hardware (metallic gold). I created my own stencil for the letters but the only thing that I wish I would have realized to do is simply use a paint brush to paint in the letters. Spray painting only caused the paint to bleed through and afterwards I had to go back and retouch the letters to make it all look crisp. Imperfections existed where they would have not had I used the paint-in method first.