Friday, 22 July 2011

A Turquoise Distressed Jewellery Box








































This small box in my daughters room was one of the first 'junk' pieces I bought when we first moved into this cottage, I used it as a sewing box and it was one of my daughters favourite things as a child to go through all the draws pulling out bobbins and buttons and bits of old lace.























It's now in her bedroom and she uses it as a jewellery box.








































It was previously white but my daughter prefers more colour in her room and wanted something bright, so I painted it turquoise, inspired by my daughters blue flowered ring.

She also wanted it to look like a piece of weathered painted wood.









































I mixed my own paint using white satin with a teaspoon of acrylic coeruleum hue blue paint, painted the piece and waited for it to dry and then using a razor blade scraped away all over paying particularly attention to corners and edges.










































I liked how the white paint still shows through.










































It turned out quite bright but it suits my daughters Bohemian bedroom.





 
I'm linking today with Sarah over at Modern Country Style shes having a Paint Please link party. 

30 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful colour, you did a wonderful job. I bet you've lost it for good now.

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  2. a beautiful jewellery box, love the colour, my favourite! i like the razor blade idea.
    cheryl x

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  3. The words distressed and Turquoise are like Music to my ears! Loving this beautiful little Treasure.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  4. Looks lovely with the pink flowers.

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  5. It's beautiful Deborah, lucky daughter!

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  6. How did I miss the daughter? I had thought only sons...

    Perfect color and distressing job.

    tend to love everything you do.

    xo jane

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  7. Oooh, it is truly stunning! Love the pictures in your blog header too.. dreamy..

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  8. Love the colour - so beachy! I'm sure your daughter will treasure it forever. ;)Sharyne

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  9. It looks awesome. I love a bit of bold colour and you distressed it perfectly. Looks like something you would pick up in a swanky boutique with a pretty price tag. Lx

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  10. Very cool! I never thought about using a razor and I love the look.

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  11. Wonderful job! Looks like it's had that paint a hundred years! And such a pretty color!

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  12. Ooooh, I LOOOOVE that colour!! Well done you!!! And it COMPLETELY looks weathered and gorgeous!! You have one VERY lucky daughter!!

    Thank you so much for linking to my Paint, Please party!

    Sarahx

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  13. gorgeous...and just the color of sea glass...so nice to 'meet' you and i'm off to check out more of your projects.

    alison

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  14. I love, love, love that aqua color! So beautiful with the aqua glass and the pop of pink in those gorgeous blooms. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  15. I love the appearance of this item! I must say that you probably will not get it back...ever!

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  16. What a beautiful piece you have redone for your daughter.

    I am hopping over from Sarah's big paint party. (Link #34)

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  17. Deborah - this is gorgous. I just heart your blog. :)

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  18. You have such a unique style - a gift on getting shabby chic JUST right. I love this!
    Tina

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  19. Its a lovely little piece Deborah. I love the turqouise with the dark wood and white showing..well done. Many thanks for your comments, have a lovely weekend, Linda x

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  20. I LOVE this! Your sweet dresser is so beautiful! I love the color and also how the wood shows through~ you did an amazing job of it! :) The aqua bottles on top of the dresser are the perfect accessory, too!

    I hope you have a beautiful weekend! :)

    Blessings,
    Jenni
    {belle & sparrow}

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  21. I love it bright turquoise. I love this color with vintage. Thank-you for sharing how you did the aging with a razor.

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  22. This is beautiful Deborah! I love the color and I love your daughter's ring. I never thought to use a razor blade, I really like how it turned out with that. What a great piece full of memories. :)
    xo

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  23. Oh MY GOSH! This is so well done...
    This is my first time here and I am SOLD! Following you NOW!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous...you're so clever...it looks so weathered and definitely has that 'been out in the weather for years' look....love the clash of hot pint with the turquoise...Robx

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  25. What a sweet little box, the color is perfect!
    I'm sure she loves it, I know my daughter would! Brings in a bit of a beachy feel! What a great job you did! Your photos are amazing as usual!
    Rebecca

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  26. Oh my word please tell me you have been a stylist at some point! You have a sublime way of combining the most gorgeous objects and colours!!!!!!

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  27. Absolutely amazing- I just love this so much! You did a wonderful job with te photography--
    Vicki

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  28. Its so pretty!!
    Love that shade :)

    Deborah

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