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Flea Market Flip: Updated Midcentury Modern Jewelry Box

April 8th, 2014 2:04 pm by Melissa Baskette

Flea Market Flip: Updated Midcentury Modern Jewelry Box

Midcentury modern describes the design style of home decor and furnishings during the mid 20th century, primarily the 1950s to 1960s. This style consisted of simple shapes and clean lines.

Of late, there has been a resurgence of this decor, inspired by the sets of some popular TV shows such as Mad Men and The Big Bang Theory.

My Flea Market Flip featured is a wood jewelry box from this era, which I gave a new look with a fresh coat of paint and then distressed the edges with sandpaper. Vintage 1960s wallpaper was adhered to the top and sides, along with a strip on the bottom front.

At this point, I sprayed the entire piece with clear non-yellowing sealant. Lastly, for a touch of fun, I applied an image of 1960s style icon, Brigitte Bardot, and outlined the edge with a thin line of antique gold glitter glue.

I love to share my flea market finds and flips, and I do hope you enjoy reading about them. Many of my creations are sold online via my Etsy shop, Piney Rose Designs. Please contact me with any comments or questions at

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