I have a sweet spot for sewing boxes. Not the modern fabric-covered cutesy ones, but the wooden type from our Mom’s and Grandmother’s generations. I found this one at a thrift store while in Ventura last month, and I knew it had great potential to turn into something scrumptious.
Here is all the thrift store goodness I found that same weekend.
But now back to the sewing box. It was scratched, dusty and begging for a makeover.
After removing the hardware, I gave the box two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White.
Added Duck Egg Blue on the trim.
I used a gorgeous stencil called “Cakeshop” by Maison De Stencils. I stenciled the design with “Carbon” – black – in DecoArt’s chalky finish paint. Then reinstalled the hardware.
I also added an accent design on the inside lid. This is from Americana Decor’s stencil, “Cafe Paris.”
I finished by waxing with ASCP clear wax, buffing with a clean lint-free rag, and slightly distressing it with sandpaper.
So, what do you think of the new look? Is it just me, or are you also craving cupcakes?