Wednesday, July 15, 2009


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!


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" :(