I love thrift stores, and one day while wondering around in one I found an old jewelry box. The box had its original K-mart price tag on it and I believe it was from the early nineties. So I bought the thing for $3. and took it home with the intent on giving it a make over. I ripped out its tacky pink, fuzzy lining and gave it a good sanding. To save a few bucks I used some of the left over wood stain ( dark walnut) from a different craft project. The fun part was decorating it. I love the art style of the kids cartoon Ruby Gloom, and so I used that as my inspiration. I used sharpie brand paint markers, although It probably would have turned out a little better if the black one would not have broke on me. Not one to be to wasteful I ended up using the broken marker like a tiny paint jar and just dipped my brush in to it. After the paint was dry I gave the whole thing a coat of spray on laquer to protect it. The best part was finally having some place decent looking to shove all my tiny craft bits into.
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