I have a fun little makeover to share today.
You see there was this very special lady we called Omi. She felt like a grandmother to me although she was actually my sister’s husband’s grandmother. She was at all of the family celebrations my sister hosted. She is resting in heaven now, but I aquired something special of hers, her sewing box. I love to sew, so a sewing box is a very personal thing to me. Nobody but you ever sees what you have stashed in your sewing box, right?
I thought that I would give her sewing box a fun little makeover to better reflect the beautiful person she truly was.
Here it is before:
And after a little paint and some mod podge magic!
So much better, right?
I started by taking it all apart:
I painted all of the pieces using what was left of my homemade chalk paint:
I didn’t paint the bottoms of each piece since I planned on using pretty paper to line them.
After a light sanding, waxing, and buffing (honestly I think spray paint was the way to go with this one…too late now!), I was ready to add my pretty scrapbook paper. I started with the largest piece and painted a coat of mod podge on the bottom.
Next I added my paper and gave it another coat of mod podge over top.
My ten year old was anxiously waiting to play monopoly, so to save time, I didn’t apply any to the back of the larger pieces. I just used a moderate coat on the bottom instead.
I also added this pretty print to the these smaller pieces:
I applied the mod podge to the wood as well as the back of these smaller pieces, then gave it a top coat.
After about 20-30 minutes, I applied another coat to everything.
I changed out the original knobs for these daintier ones:
I had a lot of fun choosing coordinating papers.
I had to go with something very ladylike…just like Omi.
I enjoyed going through it, imagining what she was working on. I found several wooden spools:
Can you read the prices?
29¢ for a big spool of thread?!
Here is one more before:
I love how sweet this sewing box is now…almost as sweet as Omi. I think she would have loved it 🙂
P.S. Can you guess which monopoly piece I was? The thimble, of course.
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