Granddaughter's Jewelry Box

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Project by bcsawdust posted 12-09-2014 06:15 AM 920 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The daughter wanted a large jewelry box for the granddaughters jewelry.
Found an old wooden pine box used for storing parts and went from there.
Cut and glued some veneer for the sides and made three trays made out of some scrap birch
Put it all together and then called the daughter to see what kind of finish she would like on it.
I am quite sure now that she didn’t know what I was asking when I said type of finish.
Can you paint it white and make the inside pink was her reply. I got a lump in my throat, all that nice wood? lol

Daughters, you gotta love them until eternity!

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-09-2014 06:49 AM

I am thinking about make one for my daughter.
Did you make the princess ariel or buy it.

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#2 posted 12-09-2014 06:51 AM

LoL. That is awesome! I can so completely appreciate your comment about “all that nice wood”....the wife has had me against that wall a time or two. Great project, great look!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 09:15 AM

The Ariel princess (link below) is foam with two double faced stickys on the back. They come in a three pack at Wal Mart!
I put a piano hinge on the lid and gave it a little squeeze with the pliers. It seems to hold the lid up easier. I put smaller princess stickers in the box for the granddaughter to put on.

The one for my grandson will be Finished before I tell my daughter. lol

Thanks for the comments.!

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 10:12 AM

Nice jewelry box for a little princess. Don’t feel bad about painting the wood o that small box. Our house has all white furniture.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 11:38 AM

Nice piece of work, love the detailing of the inside trays. I am making one for my youngest granddaughter, very similar to yours but with a secret drawer in the side that is all but invisible.

Don’t tell me about the wood. I had a box made from the prettiest piece of Elm. Grains and colors were absolutely to die for. Had to be the best box I have ever made. It sold for $150 at a craft show to a nice lady. I saw this same lady about a month later and I asked about the box. She actually said, “I have gotten such nice compliments since I painted it baby blue with little flowers all over it”. That’s as close as I have ever come to striking a woman but I bit my tongue and told her I imagined it really improved the appearance. I was pissed off for a week.

I marvel at people who look at a piece of wood with gnarley knots, grains, bark inclusions and color and can’t see why I used that piece when a nice piece of yeller pine would do. Even my wife is just beginning to appreciate this wonderful wood. And the best part for me is that I am the only one who can hear the wood telling what it wants to be. I know many of you at LJ hear the same voices. I know I’m not crazy, my mother had me tested.

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#6 posted 12-09-2014 05:40 PM

thank you bcsawdust I will have to take a look there.

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#7 posted 12-09-2014 06:51 PM

Can you paint it white and make the inside pink was her reply.

NO ! , Except it is for the Grand Daughter so Yes.

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