I have done a lot of projects with jewelry boxes over the years, but this is the first time I have ever turned a jewelry box into (wait for it) A JEWELRY BOX. Seriously, when I spotted this jewelry box in a Goodwill, all I could think about was a TARDIS with sparkly things inside:
“What are you going to do about the glass?” my husband asked. “I don’t know,” I said. “And what about that piece on top?” he inquired. “Oh, I’ll knock that off with a hammer,” I said.
And so I did.
Using my new scroll saw, I picked up some thin sheets of craft wood and cut pieces for the top, in imitation of The Doctor’s blue box, and my husband cut an insert for the door because I was on my 1,000th coat of paint and my last shred of patience. He also helped me tremendously by creating an actual mathematical formula for calculating where the panels should go. I am not kidding. What’s more, he thanked me for the opportunity to do math. (This is what happens when someone with a natural gift for numbers goes into a creative field: He gets exploited by his wife and likes it.)
As a last “quick” alteration, by the way, I ripped out the velvety fabric lining on the inside, not realizing that this would be a three-hour project in itself. Old glue is AWESOME. Ahem.
At any rate, without further ado, here is a jewelry box fit for a fan girl:
In case you missed the little joke on the front of this TARDIS jewelry box, I’ll leave you with this: