Monday, November 19, 2012

Ballerina Music Box

So, for some reason I got inspired to rework a ballerina jewelry box. You know, the kind every five year old girl has? So I poked around until I found one with a sound enough structure to repaint, decoupage, etc etc.
I ended up with this one, which I got for super cheapy online:
Isn't it awful?
All told, it's actually nicer than the one I had when I was a kid. But, seriously? I think the ballerina had probably broken out of mine before I ever got my hands on it. I don't really remember, but that is the sort of class act my childhood was.
Here is the horrible pink inside with the ballerina mechanism. She's going to be getting an entirely new paint job and the pink faux velvet is going to go far far away.

Since it plays Swan Lake I am sticking with the theme. But for grown ups.


  1. This reminds me of a bottle of apricot brandy I had when I was younger...there was a plastic ballerina inside it in a "bubble" and when you wound up the music box on the bottom, she would spin wildly with her legs flying out to the side. Thanks for the post--brought a smile to my face. :)

    1. oh! I've seen pictures of those (and bottles for sale on ebay) and always kind of wanted one!