My final entry for the So You Think You're Crafty competition was this Dartboard Jewelry Cabinet. The theme for the finale was purple, which I wasn't too excited about when I first heard about it. But, I managed to add some light purple accents onto my jewelry cabinet.
Unfortunately, I didn't win the competition, but second place isn't too shabby!
I started with an older dartboard in a wooden cabinet that my cousin picked up at a garage sale for $5.
After a good cleaning, I removed the dartboard from the inside and took all of the hardware off. I gave everything a couple coats of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Old White.
I picked out a geometric design stencil at Hobby Lobby (with a coupon, of course).
I mixed up some purple and white acrylic craft paint until I got the shade I wanted and began dabbing away with a sponge brush.
Here she is after the stenciling was complete on the doors.
Then, I roughed the whole thing up with a palm sander. I distressed it pretty heavily, which toned the purple down a lot.
I covered the whole thing in a clear paste wax and then began re-assembling the cabinet. I spray painted the brass hardware with brushed nickel paint and added some crystal knobs on the front from Hobby Lobby.
I covered the back of the inside of the cabinet with some wrapping paper and then added some screw hooks for hanging necklaces and bracelets.
On the insides of the doors, I painted some small picture frames the same color of purple as my stenciling and added some perforated sheet metal from Lowe's to hang earrings.
I also used heavy duty glue to attach a small oval frame to the inside of the door. I used a purple Sharpie to add the phrase "The prettiest thing you can wear is a smile." The jewelry cabinet is now hanging in my daughters' closet, so it was important to me to add a positive message that they would see when they looked in the mirror.