Monday, 19 May 2008

this almost never happens


Yesterday when I was walking home, I spotted this box being thrown out, outsides someone's house. I'd been looking around for ages, to find one exactly like this, cheaply. They go for about a tenner on ebay, but I wanted much cheaper than that naturally. After knocking on the door to check if they were actually chucking it out, a group of boys in their late teens, games consoles in hand gathered at the door and watched with bemusement as this stangely dressed girl pounced on the rubbish in their yard.
I have somewhat fallen for my sewing box I got a few weeks back, despite the overly floral granny chitz, so I wont be using this wooden one for my sewing stuff, but it will definately be very useful.

I think I'll paint it, and perhaps stencil/freehand some design on it, then replace the existing handles with some pretty ceramic ones like this.

Any ideas for colours/patterns? I am eternally indecisive after all.

5 comments:

jEzmiNe tHe shOpPeR said...

OMG... im soo jelous.... i love the box... the peps throwing it out must be barking mad... gosh, lucky u... update once u've make-over the box...

estrella said...

That's what I call LUCK! It is reaaally nice.
I'd paint it with plain colours using simple shapes. But that woudn't match a lot with the handles you like...

Post a picture when you finish it, please :)

yiqin; said...

You're really lucky! The box is so lovely. I can't wait to see it when you paint it :)

Winn said...

What a lovely box! The sewing kit I used for my brooch was actually found in the gift shop at the V&A!
Great blog!

soph said...

Glad everyone found it to be as cool as I do!
I will defintely post pics when it's done...not sure how I will do it tho...I think if I do it a really particular pattern I'll get sick of it soon....so I'll see...
Hopefully get round to it when exams are done!