This original Lloyd Loom blanket box belonged to my Grandma and I knew I just had to keep it to use in our house. It now sits in my daughter’s room and is great for storing toys or extra clothes.
Blanket Box Makeover
This is the before picture of the piece. It was in great condition but needed re-doing to update it to fit in with our decor.
I applied two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in original.
I then applied two coats of clear wax and buffed in between coats.
I then buffed really well at the end with a lint free cloth to make sure I removed any wax that had settled in the cracks.
I cut out a piece of fabric large enough to cover the top of the box. I then attached it using a staplegun all the way around the edge.
To hide the staples and tidy up the edge I took some cotton lace tape and glued this all around the very lower edge of the box.
I left the inside of the box in its original state. I made this decision because it was not only in good condition but also it's how I remembered it in my grandma's house. I wanted to keep some of the original character and features of the piece and I actually love that it's different inside.
I did paint on the inside rim of the bottom section of the box so that the gold didn't show from the outside.
I love the finished result of this piece. It is now neutral but feminine and fits in so well in my daughter's room. It's so great for toy or clothes storage and also doubles up as a bench to sit on. I also love the fact that it has been passed down to me and that I can enjoy it in our home!
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~ Rachel ♡
- Chalk paint original (DIY store)
- White wax (DIY store)
- Medium paintbrush (DIY store)
- Sponge and lint free cloth (home store)
- Floral fabric (fabric store)
- Staple gun (DIY store)
- Cotton lace ribbon (fabric store)
- All-purpose glue (DIY store)