Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Transformation

Earlier this summer, I picked up this cute little sewing box at an auction for about $12. I've been wanting one of these for ages, but have never actually won the bid. This was my lucky day, I guess! It was one of several items up for grabs in a "your choice" kind of deal. I waited as the bigger pricier items were snatched up, and then managed to get this for a song.

I brought it home, slapped on some primer and paint and voila! Total cuteness!

I have to admit that I meant to go for a deeper redder red, but I'm a total nincompoop when it comes to choosing paint color by those silly little swatches at the paint store. I need a 12x12 swatch to really get the feel for how a particular color will look. But I'm still happy with the results. My favorite part is the vinyl decal I purchased from Single Stone Studios! It is actually a 23" long decal that I cut in half so I could have birds on both sides of my sewing box. The directions that came with the decal were super-easy to follow, and the quality of the decal is excellent! I'd highly recommend them!

I've always wanted to be one of those people who can take a flea market find and turn it into something lovely!

If you'd like to see a play by play of how this project went down, you can check it out here!

5 comments:

Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

WOW! Amazing job!

goodkarma said...

this really did turn out awesome.

Gallery32 said...

I love it when people refurbish things instead of discarding them. I love the birds:)

KatieEatsCake said...

That is just lovely! The decal really makes it. I love it!

Batmamma said...

..and now you are one of those people :) I wish I was to, my home is not short of fleamarket finds but I just can´t get started to "pimp them up a bit" :(