Grandma's Sewing Box
You've seen the meme: Grandma Had It, Mom Threw It Out, I Bought It Back. The story of this little sewing box fits it to a 'T'. While walking through the local thrift store, I saw this sewing box sitting on a bottom shelf. My grandmother had one just like it and to be honest, I have no idea what happened to it. But here was another one, looking pretty humble. The finish was worn, the veneer was chipped, and it was only $2! It came home with me. The first step was to glue all the loose veneer on the legs: I used wood glue and added binder clips to act as clamps ...there's a little tip for you! After the glue was dry, I did some filling with wood putty, sanded, and painted the legs, sides, and top with Ocean chalk paint. After two coats, I distressed the edges and it was time for decoupage! I scuffed the finish a bit with 220 grit sandpaper and wiped away the dust. The Mod Podge was brushed on, making sure to get it into the edge.