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Check Out Trish’s Artisan Goods!Look at these Upcycled Jewelry Boxes!This wonderful shop located at 16 Bank Street in Se...
06/10/2020

Check Out Trish’s Artisan Goods!
Look at these Upcycled Jewelry Boxes!

This wonderful shop located at 16 Bank Street in Seymour has opened its doors again! If you are looking for a one of a kind decor or beautiful one of a kind gift, Trish has curated these finds all in one place!

She features Artisans only from Connecticut... I am honored to have several Upcycled vintage wooden jewelry boxes for sale at Trish’s! These jewelry boxes were old and worn out but now are beautiful and unique!

Thrish’s is open 10-4 Tuesday to Saturday (hours/times may change) and be sure to wear a mask and social distance!

Mom tells me her little girl just loves this pink and white stripped table. This is how I envisioned it as I was paintin...
06/06/2020

Mom tells me her little girl just loves this pink and white stripped table. This is how I envisioned it as I was painting it and delighted to see it here!

This triple dresser sporting a “Priya Inlay” design stencil coordinates well with the wall color in its new home. I appr...
06/06/2020

This triple dresser sporting a “Priya Inlay” design stencil coordinates well with the wall color in its new home. I appreciate seeing these pieces in their new habitats!

I love when the lovely people who purchase the furniture I paint send me photos in their homes. This table is now welcom...
06/06/2020

I love when the lovely people who purchase the furniture I paint send me photos in their homes. This table is now welcoming guests in the foyer of her home!

Feeding the addiction!Thought I would stop by the Goodwill on my way into work today and SCORE! 7 old jewelry boxes wait...
06/03/2020

Feeding the addiction!

Thought I would stop by the Goodwill on my way into work today and SCORE! 7 old jewelry boxes waiting to be gorgeous again... and used my senior discount!

My name is Linda and I’m addicted to upcycling old jewelry boxes!Yup one more! This vintage jewelry box has been refresh...
06/02/2020

My name is Linda and I’m addicted to upcycling old jewelry boxes!

Yup one more!

This vintage jewelry box has been refreshed with off white chalk paint and floral transfers. The original glass inserts have been kept intact and coordinated with gorgeous floral transfers. A drawer and roomy compartment provide plenty of storage for your treasured gems.

Measuring 11 inches high x 10 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches deep, the floral motif is continued on each side of the jewelry box.

This would make a great gift for your loved one or just for you!

$50
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Progress ReportManaged to decoupage the huge pitcher. A few wrinkles but that is part of it when you use napkins. Still ...
05/31/2020

Progress Report

Managed to decoupage the huge pitcher. A few wrinkles but that is part of it when you use napkins. Still needs some polyacrylic for shine.

Much improved over that stuck in the 70’s look

Ready for Decoupage!This huge ugly pitcher thing was really cheap at Goodwill. Hard to tell from the pics but this thing...
05/31/2020

Ready for Decoupage!

This huge ugly pitcher thing was really cheap at Goodwill. Hard to tell from the pics but this thing is 18 inches high.

Ugly gold stuck in the 70’s decor, now primed and ready for base paint and pretty decoupage napkins...

Stay tuned...

Plum and Floral Jewelry BoxRemember the ugly before beautiful post a few days ago, well here she is. Before pic at end o...
05/30/2020

Plum and Floral Jewelry Box

Remember the ugly before beautiful post a few days ago, well here she is. Before pic at end of photos

Beautiful plum colored jewelry box has been hand painted and coordinating floral paper decoupaged to create this gorgeous piece.

Two side necklace holders, three drawers (one is a ring holder) and flip top revealing another compartment to hold your jewelry, trinkets and baubles!

The jewelry box is 11 1/2 inches tall x 9 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches deep.

$45
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Can you tell what this is? Almost finished and will be available soon!
05/30/2020

Can you tell what this is? Almost finished and will be available soon!

Well I’m at it again! The ugly stage of a jewelry box revival! Don’t know if I Love the color or the name more of this b...
05/29/2020

Well I’m at it again! The ugly stage of a jewelry box revival! Don’t know if I Love the color or the name more of this beautiful shade by Dixie Bell paints. The color is called “Plum Crazy” and maybe so am I!!!

Harlequin Painted Bar StoolsPair of tone on tone hand painted solid wood bar stools. Subtle dark gray on black harlequin...
05/24/2020

Harlequin Painted Bar Stools

Pair of tone on tone hand painted solid wood bar stools. Subtle dark gray on black harlequin design are unique one of a kind.

The bar stools are 25 inches high and the top is 13 inches in diameter.

$50 for the pair
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(SOLD) “Peacock” Cedar ChestRemember the post a few days ago about something being ugly before it is beautiful . This La...
05/15/2020

(SOLD) “Peacock” Cedar Chest

Remember the post a few days ago about something being ugly before it is beautiful . This Lane cedar chest from 1954 (see photos) has been updated to become this beautiful one of a kind statement piece. Embellished with the “Peacock” motif and coordinating color ombré paint, this cedar chest will definitely stand out in your decor. This lovely piece has been sealed with a matte poly acrylic for years of durability.

Very clean interior, and comes complete with the original key. Measuring 47 long x 22 inches high x 19 inches deep, this chest can hold extra blankets at the foot of your bed, extra throws and pillows in your family/great room or serve as extra storage in your hallway/ entryway.

$150
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(SOLD) Tone on Tone Gray Stencilled DresserOnce “orange and ho-hum” this large triple dresser now boasts a gray tone on ...
05/14/2020

(SOLD) Tone on Tone Gray Stencilled Dresser

Once “orange and ho-hum” this large triple dresser now boasts a gray tone on tone stencil to create a one of a kind statement piece.

The stencil is called a “Priya Inlay” to make this a “beloved” piece that will fit into most decors. Three long drawers and six smaller drawers provide loads of storage in your bedroom, living room or entryway.

This dresser is wood veneer and is 61 inches long x 32 inches wide x 18 inches deep.

$200
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It is always ugly before it is pretty
05/14/2020

It is always ugly before it is pretty

Working on a “Priya Inlay” tone on tone stencil. Just needs a little touch up and to be sealed.What do you think?
05/12/2020

Working on a “Priya Inlay” tone on tone stencil. Just needs a little touch up and to be sealed.

What do you think?

Well it’s not jewelry box and I’m not really sure what to call it. It has a glass shelf, beautiful etched glass sides, a...
05/12/2020

Well it’s not jewelry box and I’m not really sure what to call it. It has a glass shelf, beautiful etched glass sides, and what is surprising to me, is a picture hanging thingy on the back.

Any ideas what this is?!!

Thanks

Tourquoise and striped hand painted vintage jewelry box  Updated and refreshed vintage wooden jewelry box boasts bold to...
05/11/2020

Tourquoise and striped hand painted vintage jewelry box

Updated and refreshed vintage wooden jewelry box boasts bold tourquise strips that coordinate with the chalk paint. The interior drawer linings have all been replaced with a bright liner.

This jewelry box is 11 inches highs 7 inches deep x 12 inches wide. The top doors open to reveal a large compartment and also a removable necklace holder. The middle opens to another large compartment and finally a bottom drawer for storage of all your trinkets.

$50
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Before and after Finished up this beautiful Lane End Table today. After several stripping away that gawd awful green and...
05/10/2020

Before and after

Finished up this beautiful Lane End Table today. After several stripping away that gawd awful green and varnish, a day or two getting all the stripping gunk out of the carvings, this table now is a lovely celery green with antiquing glaze for texture and depth!

It is now available, $50. PM me if interested. Thank you

One of a kind DresserThis small three drawer dresser has been updated in a duck egg blue color and decoupaged with a lov...
05/10/2020

One of a kind Dresser

This small three drawer dresser has been updated in a duck egg blue color and decoupaged with a lovely floral poster. The three drawers provide plenty of additional storage.

This statement piece would look great in your entryway, living room, family room, bedroom or any place were you can use attractive storage.

The dresser is 27 inches tall, 26 inches wide and 15 inches deep.

$125
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(SOLD) Natural Wood and a Gray Side TableThis vintage side table has been updated to reveal the beautiful wood grain tha...
05/09/2020

(SOLD) Natural Wood and a Gray Side Table

This vintage side table has been updated to reveal the beautiful wood grain that was hiding under old gunky shellac for what could have been years and years. The tabletop and bottom shelf have been sealed with a natural oil preserving the natural beauty of the wood. Dark gray legs compliment the natural colors.

The table is solid wood and measures 23 inches tall and the table top is 17 inches square.

$50
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(SOLD) White and Natural Wood End TableBeautiful white and natural wood end table will fit into most decors. This solid ...
05/09/2020

(SOLD) White and Natural Wood End Table

Beautiful white and natural wood end table will fit into most decors. This solid wood end table has been updated with white chalk paint and the beautiful wood grain top has been preserved with a natural oil.

The front two small doors house ample storage and the shelf below can be used for magazines, books or even store game units when not on use. The table is 21 inches tall x 23 inches square on top.

$50

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(SOLD) White and Pink Side TableThis cute feminine striped pink and white side table has been updated to emphasize the s...
05/09/2020

(SOLD) White and Pink Side Table

This cute feminine striped pink and white side table has been updated to emphasize the scalloped edges which give this piece it unique character. Solid wood, this is a well constructed piece. The drawer has been painted inside and out with subtle stenciling, and cute flower drawer pull complete the look.

The table is 25 inches tall x 18 inches wide x 16 inches deep. This would make a lovely night stand for your special someone!

$65
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Cute Scalloped Pink and White Side TableThis cute feminine striped pink and white side table has been updated to emphasi...
05/09/2020

Cute Scalloped Pink and White Side Table

This cute feminine striped pink and white side table has been updated to emphasize the scalloped edges which give this piece it unique character. Solid wood, this is a well constructed piece. The drawer has been painted inside and out with subtle stenciling, and cute flower drawer pull complete the look.

The table is 25 inches tall x 18 inches wide x 16 inches deep. This would make a lovely night stand for your special someone!

$65
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Sneak Peek!Curley Q’s! Lots of them!
05/07/2020

Sneak Peek!

Curley Q’s! Lots of them!

Well after three times stripping with a chemical stripper and another day getting all the paint junk out of the carvings...
05/04/2020

Well after three times stripping with a chemical stripper and another day getting all the paint junk out of the carvings, it was finally prepped enough to be painted.

This is a Lane side table-does anyone know what the numbers on the bottom mean... I am assuming a stock number or style/model number.

I like using these neutral shades of green... stay tuned, the paint needs to dry overnight because this table is screaming for antiquing glaze to highlight all those carvings!

Available via contactless transactionStatement Piece Ombré Floral CabinetVintage Solid wood cabinet with beautiful Queen...
05/02/2020

Available via contactless transaction
Statement Piece Ombré Floral Cabinet

Vintage Solid wood cabinet with beautiful Queen Anne legs has been transformed into an elegant one of a kind statement piece!

The ombré shades fade from a “muscadine wine” shade through rose and tea pinks as a backdrop for the lovely floral transfer. Gold highlights are reflected in the keyhole covers and yes, this comes with the original key!

The interior has been painted a creamy white and is pictured with three shelves; there are two additional shelves (and hardware) available.

Measuring 42 inches high x 31 inches wide x 16 inches deep, this show stopper is very versatile. Storing blankets and throws in your living/ family room, or towels in your bath, and it is a perfect place to keep your sweaters or serve as a shoe/handbag closet in your bedroom. Or in a more traditional function, this beautiful piece and also serve as a unique china cabinet.

What a wonderful Mothers Day Gift!

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$225
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Now that we had a nice day, I was able to finish this cabinet! Not staged because I’m tired of rubbing on the transfer. ...
04/28/2020

Now that we had a nice day, I was able to finish this cabinet! Not staged because I’m tired of rubbing on the transfer. Still needs some touch up and to be waxed !

Trying to work on furniture now... although I do have a few more vintage jewelry boxes to go. This was my attempt  to st...
04/26/2020

Trying to work on furniture now... although I do have a few more vintage jewelry boxes to go.

This was my attempt to start and strip this table this morning .... but then the rain came! Well next sunny day I will be out there!

Pop Up Sale Painted  Vintage Jewelry BoxesContactless pop up sale. These hand painted vintage jewelry boxes will make th...
04/25/2020

Pop Up Sale Painted Vintage Jewelry Boxes

Contactless pop up sale. These hand painted vintage jewelry boxes will make the perfect gift for Mothers Day, First Holy Communion, Confirmation or that very smart Graduate!

Photos of individual jewelry boxes are shown

Prices vary from $25 to $50 and can be completely contactless via Venmo. Of course cash and credit cards also accepted.

These will be out until 5:00 PM today, Saturday April 25, 2020.

144 Marino Drive in Milford.

Thank you and stay safe!

(SOLD) Maybe I’m addicted... this is my latest “Pretty in Pink” jewelry box upcycle!And yes I had leftover decoupage nap...
04/23/2020

(SOLD) Maybe I’m addicted... this is my latest “Pretty in Pink” jewelry box upcycle!

And yes I had leftover decoupage napkins and that salad dressing bottle fell victim to my addiction!

First time I covered the little glass inset... what do you think?

I’m going to run out of old jewelry boxes in a week or so, hopefully the weather will warm up enough to be able to paint regular furniture outside!

One more for the road! This is actually a music box that plays the theme of the movie “Love Story”
04/22/2020

One more for the road!

This is actually a music box that plays the theme of the movie “Love Story”

Anther day, another jewelry box
04/21/2020

Anther day, another jewelry box

Update: Green Jewelry Box is sold. These are the three latest jewelry boxes that have been given a new life! At least th...
04/21/2020

Update: Green Jewelry Box is sold.

These are the three latest jewelry boxes that have been given a new life! At least they are keeping me busy these days!

Stripes and ChecksThis once boring jewelry box now bears stripes and checks in a beautiful rose gold! A beautiful floral...
04/14/2020

Stripes and Checks

This once boring jewelry box now bears stripes and checks in a beautiful rose gold! A beautiful floral transfer and new “feet” complete her look!

Two larger drawers and 5 smaller compartments provide ample storage for your jewelry and trinkets. There also is matching stenciling to create flower peek a boos on the sides of these drawers.

This jewelry box is 16 inches long x 8 inches high x 7 inches deep!

One more day of sanity in isolation due to working on these jewelry boxes!

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144 Marino Drive
Milford, CT
06460

Telephone

(203) 449-2395

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Just purchased a piece and it is lovely!! What an attention to detail ! Linda is so creative and ever so talented🌷
Loving the new table I bought from you Linda! Thank you!
New like from The White Dresser :)