A few weeks ago we went to Accrington and I posted about this shop. We also went in a few junk shops and I picked up this little sewing box for £5...
It was in a bit of a state and not even particularly good quality; I think the legs are the only parts made of solid wood and the rest is veneer. But I liked its shape and thought it might make a nice little project.
I don't actually need a sewing box. This is the right size for keeping knitting in though...
It's taken a while due to the intermittent nature of sanding, priming, painting and reupholstering. A lot has been weather (and baby) dependent. But it's finished and I'm quite pleased with the result.
I padded the lid and covered it with a retro floral fabric (the veneer was a bit too damaged to sand back and re-paint).
I also re-lined the inside by wrapping card in fabric (the bottom of some too-long curtains) and fixing the covered panels into place with a hot glue gun and stapler.
It isn't a knitting box either. It now houses my little laptop, some notebooks and a pen. It's my blogging box and it lives next to my nesting spot. There's nothing quite like finishing a project and crossing it off the list, is there?