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« on: April 10, 2011 03:35:31 PM »

I got this jewelry box at the thriftstore.  It had a paper-like covering that was in bad shape.  When I pulled it off I found out that while the box was wood, the top and the bottom were heavy cardboard and the drawer fronts were metal.  I covered the box with old matchbook covers then coated it with high gloss varnish.  I painted the hardware black.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011 04:16:12 PM »

with all those thin drawers it looked like a pile of books at first glance. What a lovely way to remember all your trips and nights out.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011 04:42:37 PM »

Awesome!  I love the look of the finished product!
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011 04:56:37 PM »

How nifty!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2011 06:21:29 PM »

That is MAD cool!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011 08:02:39 PM »

Oh Wow!  I love it!  How did you get the matchbook covers to lie flat like that?  I know you varnished it, but it still seems that the crease in each cover would have given you a lot of trouble.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011 12:44:11 AM »

love this!
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011 04:28:03 AM »

Oh Wow!  I love it!  How did you get the matchbook covers to lie flat like that?  I know you varnished it, but it still seems that the crease in each cover would have given you a lot of trouble.

Thanks.  The matchbooks were old and had been pressed flat forever.  They did kind of bow when I glued them on, but I did a side at a time and then weighted it down with books until the glue set. 
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