Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tiny Transformation


I got this jewelry box from my sister-in-law when I was about 10. It was the first "grown-up" gift I remember getting. I've had it hanging around for over 30 years now (go ahead, do the math, I'm almost 43!).

I never did understand why it had an image of slaves picking cotton on it. Maybe this is a famous painting or something but nevertheless it needed a change. It was one of those fast and easy projects. Just take out the mirror and the fabric, paint it black, put in some new fabric and you're done.

Wasn't that easy? And isn't it funny how the smallest project can give you a feeling of accomplishment?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very nice! I agree, even the smaller projects give me a joy of completion! :o)
    You may want to drop by my blog tomorrow morning (hint hint)! :o)
    Good night.

  2. I just stumbled across this post because I'm looking for ideas to redo an old jewelry box. I just wanted to let you know the old lid depicted a pretty significant painting from the 1850s called The Gleaners. They were peasants, not slaves. Your redo is really nice!

  3. they are not picking cotton, but potatoes. The information is correct that it is depicting the famous painting called the Gleaners, and they are peasants. Nice job on the box.