Refinished Vintage Sewing Box
This sewing box came to me from my mother-in-law's estate. I instantly fell in love with it and when my daughter redecorated her sewing studio, I decided to give the sewing box a face lift and give it to her for her studio. I love how it turned out!
Here is the vintage sewing box. It was wobbly and needed some work and since I had to remove the legs anyway, I thought I would give it a makeover.
I used ordinary craft paint that you find in the small bottles. I gave it two coats of paint and then sanded lightly over the edges to give it a distressed look. I then sprayed it with a satin clear coat.
I decided to embellish the top by gluing buttons all along the edge. I used a hot glue gun.
Here it is all opened up. The red velvet was already inside the box. All I did was use a lint brush to clean it up. My daughter loves it and proudly displayed it in her sewing studio.
- Vintage sewing box, blue acrylic craft paint, satin clear coat, and a lot of buttons!
Published January 30th, 2017 3:58 PM
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Pauline on Feb 12, 2018It's not exactly a question,but wanted to tell you that I have that sewing box, purchased it at a 2nd hand shop, filled to the brim with every sewing tool one needs as well as Sam binding, zippers, thread, scissors, measuring tapes, tailors tacking, needles galore, and so much more. What a bargain at $30.