I have preached on here that starting small is always best. Get your feet wet and see if you like painting before you commit to painting a whole bedroom set or the like. I even tackle small pieces now and then to practice new techniques.
A client of mine gave me this little jewelry box to refinish for her daughter's room. It was the perfect opportunity for me to practice the modern finish I just learned from my class at Carter's Cottage. The best part of working with a piece this small is that if you mess up, it is super easy to just start all over again.
I loved working on this piece. I was able to work on it inside at my kitchen island a little bit each night which is very relaxing compared to tackling a whole bedroom or dining set out in the garage. Don't get me wrong. I still love taking on those big projects, but everyone can use a change of pace sometimes.
The jewelry box was finished in Paris Grey with Old White accents on the hardware and a coat of Clear Wax.