Once you have finished painting your jewelry box you are ready to begin jazzing it up with some nice hardware.
If your jewelry box already came with a clasp and hinges, they are easily replaced with styles more suitable with the end product you desire.
- 1. Installing the clasp. You will need a small screw driver, preferably one with a magnetic tip since these parts are small and somewhat difficult to handle.
The clasp I used for this jewelry box is the Min Snap Catch - Brass Plated; however there are many different options to choose from, another example is the Small Snap Catch - Brass Plated.
- Next I added a pair of small brass jewelry box hinges. There are tons of different brass hinges to choose from, some with really unique designs. Using a non-traditional hinge is a great way to make your jewelry box stand out. You can browse the DLawless selection by clicking here.
- To finish the outer hardware additions I decided to add some brass corners to my box. Because the box I bought is made of thin wood, it wasn't really feasible to use jewelry box feet (as it requires making holes in the bottom).
The box corners are a great, easy alternative and they look great! I decided to put them on the lid of the box to really give it a professional look. Because of the tiny nature of the hardware, it may be a little tricky to install the corners, what I did was:
I held the corner in place and then with my thumb, pushed really hard into the wood so that the tip of the nail was wedged in there and I didn't have to hold it for it to be in place.
Once it is like this, it is much easier to use a hammer to install the nail. A nice bonus is that if you can also avoid hurting your fingers!
The box corners I used were these beautiful brass ones with an engraved design. The finished lid product looked lovely!
Now last but not least I added box corners on the bottom. I chose to vary up the design and picked these plain brass corners. However, you could also choose to have engraved corners and install them facing the front; they will still serve as "feet" for your box and yet add some additional style.
Here is the final product - amazing that such a beautiful little jewelry box started off as a plain little $5 wood box off a Walmart shelf!