Saturday, August 16, 2008

The moment you all have been waiting for...

Oh ho ho! I thought this project would never be finished! Luckily we've had 3 days of really beautiful weather (hello, where were you last week beautiful weather?) and I was able to fix my um... small problem without too much drama.

Here's what it looked like before. I should've taken a better shot of how absolutely battered this thing was. You also can't tell, but one of the lids is warped (which I can't fix).
sewingboxbefore

In the process of cleaning this thing out, I found enough dirt to plant vegetables! Ew.
sewingboxreallydirtyinside

Took it all apart and sanded it down good to get all the gross stuff off.
sewingboxdisassembled

We won't talk about how many cans of spraypaint I actually used in the process of this project. Here you see can #2 of the white.
sewingboxprogress1

And the yellow paint... this was with the lousy non-covering paint. The second can was much better paint.
sewingboxprogress2

Oh lookie! All done =D The problem from before has been taken care of with spray can #3 of the white... which I wouldn't have needed if I had done it right in the first place!
sewingboxdone

Here it is folded out. I lined the inside with squares of felt. Maybe I should've painted the inside too, but it's done and I'm not taking it apart to paint it again... ever.
sewingboxdonefoldedout

4 comments:

tijntje said...

It looks real cute. I bet it's at least partially due to the awesomely handsome minion you had to your disposal.

Gillz said...

Hahaha! It looks really cute! You can't even tell about the warped top. Now you just have to post what you MAKE with the stuff you keep in there!

Mary Corbet said...

That is SO PRETTY! You did a great job on the refurbishing!

I've been looking for a sewing box like this - they used to be hugely popular, but I can't seem to find one here in the States. They even had them on taller stands, so they could sit right next to a chair. My grandma used to have one, but who knows what happened to it??

Anyway, I love the white and yellow, and the felt on the inside looks great!

squirk said...

Wow! I can't believe how well that turned out! I got a link to your blog from my mom, and have been enjoying reading it. Hope that you are having fun and enjoying living over seas.

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