Hello beautiful friends!! Thank you for all the love on my Mom’s hutch on Thursday! She really enjoyed reading the comments! Today I’m back to my Shop my own Garage Haul and I’m sharing what I did with this case I picked up in the Fall for $5:
It’s hard to tell in the before photo, but it is a petite size and I just loved that about it when I saw it! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
The hard part though was reimagining this one.
How do you even start when you have no clue what you want to do?
I learned something new by doing this, totally on accident! I started with Fluff and that totally did the trick…I was able to better imagine what I could do with this case and for that, I needed a more bright white. So, I followed up with a coat of Cotton.
Here’s what I learned: Cotton always takes three coats for solid coverage, but Fluff only takes two. It turns out that a base coat of Fluff followed by Cotton saved me a coat of Cotton…I got full coverage! I’ll have to try this with a piece of furniture. I’m always up for working smarter!
After my paint was dry, I sanded all over with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang clear wax. (Only because this was a small piece and I didn’t want to dirty a sponge to apply the clear coat.)
Then I cut strips of fabric to fit the panels on the top of the case using my rotary cutting set:
This can be used for cutting paper too!
I applied it with matte Mod Podge using a cheap chip brush:
And that was that! No need to apply Mod Podge over the top of the fabric.
I love black and white toile and I had just enough of a scrap to cover the top of this case.
It is so much cuter now!
You can see and feel the stitched pattern beneath the fabric, but the fabric is busy enough that it totally works!
And remember how the inside looked with that very fancy velvet-ish lining?
I had just enough black and white gingham to banish that:
This box would be perfect for storing so many things!
Little gingham check, I love you.
See my tutorial for how to line a box with fabric HERE!
Funny how just slapping a coat on something neutralizes it enough so that you can better reimagine what it could be!
I actually found the gingham check at the thrift store and I also found some of this toile, although my Mom gave me some a few years ago as well, so I’m not sure if this was hers or what I found thrifting. I do know that I only have scraps left!
Here are a few more projects that got a little TLC with the help of these fabrics!
And that’s another one done!
If you missed the first couple, you can revisit them at the links below:
Thanks for stopping by today!! It is always a treat when you visit!
I’ll be back on Thursday with this sofa table a few of you wanted to see redone next:
UPDATE: No need to come back! You can see what I did with this table HERE!
See ya then!
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