Upcycled Jewelry Box into Cool Remote Box

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions, ideas, and images are completely my own.

Upcycled jewelry box turned Remote Box

You know how one piece of furniture can set the tone or inspiration for the whole room?

Recently, we introduced this cool striped chair into our living room decor, and it has since inspired us to switch up our throw pillow coverings to accent it, and my latest DIY craft project where I turned an old jewelry box into a cool electronics remote box.

upcycle a jewelry box into a cool remote box with #chalkyfinish

The jewelry box was pretty on it’s own, but wasn’t quite my style and needed a little bit of an uplift. Isn’t it funny how just a little bit of color, stenciling and distressing can give something a brand new look.

And the best part is that the box is super cute and functional in our living room, holding all of our many remotes.

jewelry box upcycled into a remote box craft project

I love how it turned out. And it actually was really easy to do.

Here is what I used:

  • Americana@ DECOR™ Chalky Finish paints in Refreshing mint, Tesoro blue, Enchanted green, Inheritance gold
  • Americana@ DECOR™ Créme Wax in clear and golden brown
  • Americana@ DECOR™Café Paris Stencil
  • Sponge brushes and small paint brushes
  • Stencil brush
  • Painters tape
  • Sanding block or sand paper
  • Soft cloth

stenciled remote box supplies #chalkyfinish

I know it seems like I used a lot of colors on this one little jewelry box upcycle, but I wanted to pick up many of the colors in the focal chair, and I used them each in their own specific way.

First I painted on the base color, both inside and out, using the mint green color.

jewelry box upcycle with Decoart #chalkyfinish paint

I painted the outside and the inside of the top lid first and let dry before painting the inside too.

I gave it two coats for full coverage, and then on just the top lid, I accented the top lid with the darker blue color and the top lid edge with the darker green. Then I used a sanding block to rough up the edges and distress it overall. I love how in parts the color of the box, and of the base color comes through. This is truly a one of a kind furniture piece now.

distress chalky finish sanding step

I used that same sanding technique to reveal bottom layers here on this Two-toned hanging shelf

Inspirational Chalky Finish Hanging Shelf redo

or even here on glass with these distressed Mason Jar Vases.

Distressed Mason Jar with Chalky Finish Paint

But I wasn’t done yet with the this crafty upcycle project. I wanted to give it even more unique flair and flavor with a fun painted stencil on top.

How to stencil on wood box with chalky finish paint

I used a little bit of painters tape to secure my step on the top lid, and then using a stencil brush, I added a pop of color with the gold Chalky Finish paint and this cool Café Paris stencil.

stenciled jewelry box reveal

Finally, I finished off by applying some Créme Wax with a soft cloth. I applied the golden brown wax in random spots to give it even more distressed flair, and then applied the clear wax overall.

remote box upcycle craft DIY @clubchicacircle

This jewelry box turned cool remote box is now one of the focal points of our living room!

What wouldn’t you paint next with chalky finish paint? I’m telling you, I love this paint.

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Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions, ideas, and images are completely my own.

Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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