Friday, 5 April 2013
Sewing Box Makeover with Vintage J.P. Coats Ad
I was given a wood box which contained bath products a really long time ago. It's got sentimental value (and I have a thing for boxes) but it wasn't very pretty, so I've wanted to transform it for a while.
I turned it into a sewing box that I can keep close at hand in the living room instead of having to run a flight of stairs to gather up the essentials which I am constantly in need of, or so it seems.
The image comes from The Graphics Fairy as usual (love her!) and the Citrasolv image transfer method tutorial is here.
I painted two coats of acrylic wall paint, then mixed up a glaze using the same black paint to add a distressed look and tone down the white paint.
Here is the box looking overdue for a change before: