How To Upcycle A Jewelry Dish

Contributed by: Erin Rochon of Bluebird Upcycled Style, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert


I have recently fallen in love with wearing more jewelry. Although when I come home, I usually take it off and often forgot where I left it. So I hit my local Salvation Army Thrift Store to find something to help me stay organized.

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I found this shell bowl that is the perfect size to keep my jewelry in. The finish on it was very outdated and did not work at all, but I loved the shape of the shell had a bit of an 80's vibe to it. Updating this would be an easy transformation.


I used Fusion TSP to give it a good clean and then I applied Fusion Ultra Grip to ensure proper adhesion. Click here to see how to properly apply Ultra Grip. After letting it cure for 12 hours, it was time to start painting!


I used Damask from Fusion Mineral Paint. The soft pink with it's slight mauve undertone would be the perfect colour to update it and keep with its 80's feel.

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I used two coats of paint and waited 4 hours in between each coat. I wanted a little bling and accentuate the details, so I dry brushed Fusion Rose Gold to the details.

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From faux finish nightmare to a more glamorous 80's vibe! Next time you go thrifting make sure that you don't get hung up on the look of the finish. You can always transform your finds by painting it! Happy thrifting!