Jewelry/Trinket Holder

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days!! Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Welcome to day #14 of this crazy March Madness Series, Friends!! Are ya’ll tired of seeing a good before and after yet? Me either! Today’s makeover may be small, but it will give you something else to keep your eye out for next time you’re thrifting!

I found this little metal-of-some-sort holder-of-sorts at a thrift store a few weeks ago for $1.98 and I just loved the shape of it:

Chic little trinket holder before

I dry brushed a little paint here and there and voila!

Chic Trinket Holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I am imagining this held parmesan cheese, olive oil or vinegar on a table? I really have no clue, but it had dust rings on the bottom in the shape of small bottles.

I love the detailed handle…

Chic Trinket Holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Perfect for a bedside table to hold trinkets or your jewels from the day…

Chic Trinket Holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

I used DIY Chalk Paint that I applied with a very dry brush. I sanded and sealed with Annie Sloan clear wax like normal.

Chic Trinket Holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This is another case where spray paint just wouldn’t have looked nearly as good.

I’ve been on the hunt for more ever since, but haven’t had any luck so far. I do love the way the metal peeks through!

Chic Trinket Holder from a thrift store find from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Short and sweet today, but too sweet not to share!

I’ll be back tomorrow sharing how I made over these very patriotic lamps:

Patriotic Lamps Before

These would have gone perfectly in my house back in the day! 😀

UPDATE: See what I did with them HERE now!

If you missed any of this Madness so far, you can see yesterday’s 80’s Clock Cabinet Reimagined HERE and see the previous 12 here:

March Madness, 31 Thrifty Makeovers in 31 Days from Confession of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

1. DIY Tray from an Old Picture 2. Mini Shelf Makeover 3. Patterned Sofa Table 4. Antique Mirror Repurposed

5. Oval Rosette Mirror 6. Wooden Tote Redo 7. $5 Yard Sale Dresser Redo 8. DIY Jewelry Storage

9. The Perfect Necklace Holder 10. Spring Bird Nest Wreath 11. Shutter Cabinet Makeover 12. Updated Candelsticks



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  1. Helen Holley says

    I adore pieces like this! Love it!
    Helen H

  2. Very cute! Well done!

  3. chris aka monkey says

    i saw the befor and thought now how can she make this better, you did xx

  4. Hi Christy,
    Love how this turned out. It actually looks like a Communion server that held the cups of wine. Just a thought???? Keep the ideas coming!

  5. I love the vintage bottle holder!

  6. Are you sure that wasn’t sterling silver? You must have the best thrift shops around with great prices!!!! Very cute for holding jewelry painted or not.
    Okay,..those lamps for tomorrow….are U-G-L-Y!!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!
    God Bless!!

    • Oh I don’t know…I can’t tell any of those metals apart. This particular store has a whole section of silver plated/silver/aluminum pieces that are priced very reasonably and always have a peek there. That’s where I found this. As for the lamps lol I promise they look much better now!

  7. Sally Luebben says

    I love this! I have something similar I’m going to try this on. 🙂 I was thinking it would look good painted like this and you’ve just confirmed it for me! Yay! haha!

  8. That little tray is just too cute. I’m going hunting !!

  9. I never would have thought of paint! It looks cute!

  10. Oh Christy, love the tray but love even more the photo of you and your husband! Simply beautiful! And it’s good to learn that I can just put paint on something metal like your tray that’s going to be simply used. I thought maybe you would have had to do some kind of special prep. I suppose if it was going to be taking more of a workout in use you would have to do some special prep. Thanks for sharing and keep smiling.

  11. I tried commenting from my phone last night but I don’t think it went through. If it did, sorry for the double comment. What a great little find and how pretty it looks painted white! I’ve been pinning all your March Madness projects and this one has been added to the queue.

  12. Patricia B says

    Hey Christy, just trying to catch up on my emails when I saw this!! Oh my goodness, I saw the exact same condiment holder at a local GW. They had it marked $3.99. You couldn’t imagine what to do with it and I tried, oh how I tried…. lol Now, I wish I would have read your blog sooner! Oh well! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!! Love ya’

    • Patricia B says

      It should say I couldn’t imagine what to do with it… You could and did
      an awesome job with it!! Love ya’

    • Oh no! Maybe they still have it? I just saw the cutest bird feeder my friend made out of an old chair back and wouldn’t you know that just two days ago, I threw almost the same exact chair back away because I just could not come up with something to do with it! It happens to the best of us ha ha! XOXO


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