Sewing Box Make Over!

June 6, 2013

I think I may have mentioned before that I love to give home made gifts to friends and family.  This year for my little girl Tallulah’s 6th birthday I decided to up-cycle her her very own sewing box stuffed with fabrics and goodies.  I found this little folding sewing table at a car boot sale and paid £2 for it, yay!  I knew I wanted to do something really fantastical and dreamy, with birds and bright colours, so when we went to Peppa Pig world for her birthday treat as soon as I saw the flamingos, I knew straight away what I wanted to do, and quickly snapped away with my phone.  And the rest is history, I LOVED making this so much, and I like to think it will be something she treasures forever.  I’m sure in a few years time it will be covered in stickers of Justin Bieber, but in the mean time, every time she carefully opens it up I still get a little stab of pride as I see her smily little face playing with it.

If you like the look of my project and would like me to create something bespoke for you then drop me a line and I will do my very best to make you something fabulous! xx

How I Did It…..

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and wax for the main bulk of the table, then experimented with various decoupage techniques using the Annie Sloane Decoupage Varnish to attach the image on to the top of the table and the inside of the doors.

To create the actual image, I firstly measured all sections of the table top, and made a template on Photoshop, and created rulers to mark all 4 sections using the margins tool, and also marked where all the hinges and handles would end up.  I then built the design using layers in Photoshop, making sure that there was nothing major going on in the areas where I’d have to cut the paper or where the handles etc would fall.  I then had the image printed on to regular photocopy/printer paper and then carefully marked the areas I needed to cut on the back…..and off I went.  If there is anything else you’d like to know which might be helpful with your own project then pop me an email and I will be happy to help.



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