Well, this turns out not to be much of a ‘before & after’ since the before photo file was corrupted (grr!), but you can see a peek in the corner of this pic.
I took my childhood jewellery box (a sixth birthday gift from my late grandparents) and gave it a few coats of paint and varnish to give it a fresh look. The aqua paint ties into my new throw rug and was already on hand, making it a free project (gotta love that).
Sure, it may still have a ballerina inside, but at least it looks a bit more grown up on the outside.
Have you got any decor items from your childhood that you’ve given new life?