The Painted Jewelry Box Is Finished


Jun 12 2011

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Category: Acrylic Paints, Artist, hobbies, painting, painting furniture

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The mermaid jewelry box from one side.

This is the final product.  This jewelry box started out as  all white.  Not sure about what colors to make it, I started painting the mermaid on both sides of the box.  When I decided to make her tail a lime green, and what colors to use on the palette, I decided to paint the rest of the jewelry box in yellow-green and yellow. The very top of the box, which is not visible in this photo,  has a seashell painted in each corner.

As I painted, I made decisions about what colors to paint where.  Altogether it took about 12 hours (3 days) to complete the box.  The back of the box and the underneath part that no one really sees, was painted an off white, so that everything has a fresh coat or two of paint.

It was not difficult to paint this and has given me confidence to paint more wooden furniture.

When painting on previously painted furniture, it is best to give it a light sanding with fine sand paper and the acrylic paint will adhere much better.