Thinking Outside the Box

 Jordan and I are really excited because The 2 Seasons has been featured four times this week in four different blogs with three of our projects.  Jordan’s kitchen face-lift was featured Monday here, and Tuesday here.  The dining room letters we made were featured here, and a table I updated will be featured here on Friday.  We’re trying not to strut too much, but we’re feelin’ pretty proud about this and thought you would like to know.  Now on to today’s post.



When China opened its country to foreign travel back in 1979, Mr. Autumn was on one of the first planes into the country.  He was able to see it in its primitive state before it became the commercialized giant we think of today.



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One of the items he brought home was this little jewelry box.



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I have used it a lot over the years to hold some of my jewelry.  Unfortunately, it is showing its wear and tear, and not in a good way.  The reddish finish on the wood is not very pretty.



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The inside has a sweet little lining and little slots for rings.  I don’t use it any more, but I wanted to be able to use in a vignette.



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I picked out a color from one of our paint samples (I don’t remember which one) and gave it three coats of paint.  Then I sprayed it with a glossy polyurethane.  Since I painted it,  the box has had a home in one of our cabinets….



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in the powder room…….



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in the kitchen……



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and on the side board in the great room.



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The paint job isn’t perfect, but it gave my little box a whole new life.

Take care.

Linking to No Minimalist Here Between Naps On the Porch






  1. says

    Your little jewelry box is so sweet with the new painted look. It’s so nice that you decided to give it a “new life” rather than tuck it away because it was showing signs of wear.

  2. Maggie says

    This is a lovely piece from China and you’ve made a “re-discovery” out of it. Very charming and seems to go just about anywhere. Congrats on the blogging too – that’s pretty impressive.

  3. says

    I’m laughing out loud. I missed the work “kitchen” and was studying your photo and thinking what a great facelift! Sometimes minds work that way! The box is adorable, but what I was really drawn to is the title of your post.

  4. says

    What a great memory of the China visit. i love the way you “gave it new life” Looks wonderful in any setting!..I saw your post on the blog that featured you on the buildings in France…So impressive, I quickly became a new follower!…Have a great day!