Thursday, November 13, 2014

Music to my Ears

Hi everyone!  I'm here to share a jewelry box I altered for The Robin's Nest Craft Engineer's Contest.  The only requirement is to "create your most unique, imaginative and exciting project ever.  Just make sure that at least 75% of your project is made up of The Robin's Nest Products."  
There are some awesome projects up for grabs and I would love to be able to add more Robin's Nest supplies to my craft room :-)

October 1-November 15, 2014

1st Place Prize
$500 in Products from The Robin's Nest Website
The 1st prize winner will also have $500 product donated to their local craft store
Great way to support your local Scrapbook store
2nd Place Prize
$250.00 in Product from The Robin's Nest Website
3rd Place Prize
$100.00 in Product from The Robin's Nest Website
Audience Choice Prize
$200 in Products from The Robin's Nest Website

As I was cleaning and getting stuff up to take to Goodwill I came across this music jewelry box that one of my step-daughters had. It was missing a drawer but I decided there was potential in maybe altering this later on. Well, almost two years later this is what I came up with.

I started off by taking the doors and hardware off.

Also I pulled out the dirty and stained velvet fabric that was inside each drawer.

I sanded all pieces lightly and added a coat of house paint sample that I had got for free at Lowes.

Next I measured the drawer sides and fronts, sides and back of the jewelry box and cut from the Robin's Egg Blue Glitter CardstockMoss Green Glitter CardstockAwning Spa Glitter Cardstock to fit which I adhered all with Antique Mod Podge.

The inside of the drawers I lined with Aquamarine Sorbet Cardstock which I embossed the bottom with the Geometric Ring folder and added a little lace around the edges.

The door inserts I cut from the Sour Apple Glitter Cardstock and embossed with the Polka Dot folder. I also added Metallic Teal Dew Drops and a sequins to each of the door knobs and drawer pulls.

The back I carefully cut an opening for the music wind up and then adhered the Awning Spa Glitter Cardstock to the back of the jewelry box.  

For the flowers I used Sky Blue Glitter CardstockSour Apple Glitter CardstockGoldenberry Dew DropsIrredescent Classic Glitter Swirl Vellum and a variety of Robin's Nest scrap cardstock to create these beautiful flowers.

If you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also please stop by the The Robin's Nest everyday to vote on my project. All votes would be greatly appreciated.

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies Used: Valspar Sprinkle House Paint, Sequins, Flower Punches, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Antique Mod Podge, Metallic Twine, Sprays, Pearl Dress Pins, Sizzix: Susan's Garden Flower, Dahila, Sizzlets Little Leaves, Cuttlebug Polka Dot and Geometric Rings Embossing Folders, Lace

Thanks for stopping by, hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!


  1. Very pretty, you have completely altered the jewelry box! I love the distressed look of with all of the extra little embellishments! The embossed panels are such a nice touch! BL

  2. I think this is great! I love a good reuse project. Robin's nest products you chose worked perfect for this.

    1. I am not quite sure how to vote for your project. If it is through this link then I choose yours.

    2. Shari in two day the voting link on the Robin's Nest /Chattering Robin's blog will be active to where you can place your vote each day. Thanks so much!

  3. OMG stunning.. amazing project .beautiful work

  4. You did a great job. Love you recycled something old into something new and beautiful. BL

  5. Very cool project! I’m stopping by to give you some Bloggie Love! I'll share to pinterest and twitter.

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

    1. Thank you so much for sharing!
      Voting is going on until the end of this month and all you have to do is "heart" the photo to cast your vote. :-)

  6. Beautifully done! You have inspired me to redo an old jewelry box I have had for a long time as soon as I have time!

  7. This is AWESOME!!!!!
    Miranda :) BL

  8. I love, love, love what how you altered the jewelry box, it is absolutely beautiful!!

    Elaine (BL)