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It looks like a painting, but is a Jewelry Box, so two for the price of one ;)
Hi!

Thanks for taking a look at my painting-box!
This thing is actually 5+ years old, but I recently redid the inside of it with fabric in stead of only nails.

Why?
When I was 11/12 years old, I went to my parents and I suddenly realized that I made the same thing out of an old shoe box, which I wrapped in paper and attached broken mirrors on.

This one is more sophisticated though. It really looks like a painting, not a shoebox. I've made it because I needed a place to hold my jewellery, but was tired to searching through jewellery boxes and drawers.

What?

How?
- You need a painting, artwork, whatever to put behind the plexiglass.
I made the pattern with pencil, a long time before I even had the idea of making this thing. After I bought the plexiglass, I noticed the with fitted exactly, so I didn't had to draw more of the pattern on.
- You need to make a box out of wood, attach the hinges, a knob and the magnetic closures to it. It must not be too deep, or else it will look like a box and not like a painting.
- You'll need to saw the wood you'll use for the frame in 45°, by using a mitre box. This will keep your plexiglass and artwork in the right place.

You can chose to glue everything together and/or to use nails.

I attached the fabric on the inside with staples. Because the wood was quite hard, they wouldn't go completely through. That's why I can hang necklaces, bracelets and hangers from it.
I chose a firm, woven, cotton fabric. This way I can hang earrings from it, without making noticeable holes. This way I can hang earrings where I want.
Before the fabric I used nails to hang earrings from, after moving I didn't know where certain earrings belonged, so they all ended up in a box.

I hope you like it. Maybe you can make your own! It is really useful and pretty at the same time!
Let me know if you do.

Greetings,
Cindy

Posted by MissCindy from Zwolle, Overijssel, The Netherlands • Published See MissCindy's 21 projects »
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