Saturday, 2 June 2012

sewing box makeover

 I got this sewing box for free from my local market a few months ago, it was so tattered nobody wanted to buy it! The veneer was peeling off so I removed it all, then took the whole thing apart and sanded and painted it.  The colours I used on the lids are called "Festival Orange" and "Race Yellow" from the Mid-Century range at Fired Earth.

Rather than using it as a sewing box, I thought it would be handy as a coffee table/magazine holder!

14 comments:

silly old suitcase said...

beautiful!

xx

Catherine Flynn said...

Hi Alice, I love what you've done, and I can imagine the work that went into it! I love love love giving old unloved objects a new lease of life. I checked out your home makeover as well, and think it just looks gorgeous. Cath x

Rainbow Vintage Home said...

It looks really gorgeous, and inspiring - I'm often put off doing total refurbs, and end up living with lovely things that look a bit shabby - but when they end up looking this good, the effort is definitely worth it! Loving your house makeover too. Rachel x

Charmaine said...

wow, what a gorgeous thing, sounds like quite a transformation!

alice apple said...

Thank you everyone, Its so satisfying rejuvenating furniture and my new favourite thing to do!

KAIA said...

I like what I see! All so colorful! First time I visited, but not my last!

Col @ Hello Olive said...

Oh wow, what a great makeover! It looks fabulous!

cozette* said...

well done, the colours are so subtile

Rebecca said...

I totally love this! And all of your other home makeover bits and pieces from the previous post!x

Pomme de Jour said...

Fab ULOUS !!

Molly said...

Wow. This is so terrific!

alice apple said...

Thanks again everyone for your lovely kind comments x

Louise de Pour Toujours... said...

Adorable! I would love to find something like that.

samantha stas said...

Absolutely lovely, I want it!