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Tuesday 31 May 2016

Up-cycling Furniture - Before & After

I inherited an old sewing box, which doubles as an occasional table, but it was in a rough state. The lining fabric was falling apart and the woodwork had also seen better days. As I felt this could be a useful piece I took it apart and sanded it down.

I used Duck Egg Rust-Oleum Chalky Effect Matt Furniture Paint to cover the wood areas and then distressed them back with sand paper and added some chalk inks in a darker teal colour. Once this was all completely dry I finished it off by rubbing the surface with Clear Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax. The paint and wax were supplied by Kent Blaxill, Melton.

The next job was hunting out some lining fabric for the lining, and I made a pattern using the old fabric I had removed. Making a new cardboard support for the fabric took a while but was well worth getting right before covering with the new material. Lots of upholstery tacks held it all in place before finishing off with a contrasting braid.

I was able to clean up the old hinges, but purchased two new knobs for the drawer. I chose small faceted glass knobs from Knobbles and Bobbles Ltd.

The drawer is lined with some Basic Grey Scrapbooking paper.

Making the new lining

Thanks for looking
Lynn x


  1. Oh WOW!!!!! Lynn, that is absolutely awesome! Absolutely love it xx

  2. Oh Linda what patience you have. What a stunning result. Love it. Xx

  3. Sorry Lynn 😟😘😘


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