The finish was worn, the veneer was chipped, and it came home with me.
Sewing Box Update
While walking through the local thrift store, I saw this sewing box sitting on a bottom shelf. My grandmother had one just like it and to be honest, I have no idea what happened to it. But here was another one, looking pretty humble.
The first step was to glue all the loose veneer on the legs. I used wood glue and added binder clips to act as clamps...there's a little tip for you!
After the glue was dry, I did some filling with wood putty, sanded, and painted the legs, sides, and top with Ocean chalk paint.
After two coats, I distressed the edges and it was time for decoupage! I scuffed the finish a bit with 220 grit sandpaper and wiped away the dust. The Mod Podge was brushed on, making sure to get it into the edge.
After separating the layers, I placed the napkin on the wood and carefully smoothed it down.
I have a full tutorial on decoupaging with napkins that you can read here: https://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/2017/10/how-to-decoupage-dresser-drawers-with.html
Out came the plastic wrap to smooth out the wrinkles.
After everything dried, the edges were trimmed with an exacto knife and a second coat of Mod Podge was applied.
I painted the knobs with gold craft paint so they would stand-out a bit.
And it was done. The inside was in good shape, so I didn't have to do anything to it.
Here's another decoupage project you may be interested in:
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