Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Re-purposing a Thrifty Find





An old wooden box. Yes, that's all it is, but I love the colour and the size. A very kind young lady was getting rid of it in her garage sale down the road for $2.00. I can see this as a new sewing box for me. I am going to line it somehow and keep all my bits in.

This box has been very well made and it looks like it carried some sort of medical equipment in a previous life. Well, I am giving it a new life - re purposing it's previous purpose, so to speak. At 42 x 28 x 16 it will be a large sewing box but then I have lots of stuff! I will keep you posted.

Have a wonderful day today.


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14 comments:

Natasha said...

I love the colour of that box too. I am sure you will put it to very good use and make it look beautiful!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Brenda Leyland said...

It's amazing that we can live in opposite ends of the earth, and still have access to the 'same' fabric!!! The blue roses fabric in your first photo.

It's a small world after all....

Enjoyed seeing your 'finds'!

Ky said...

Great box! Even better price!
How do you find such beautiful fabric Pam? That tablecloth is just gorgeous!

marĂ­a cecilia said...

I don´t want to miss the final work!!! love the fabric too!!!!

melissa said...

Its a gorgeous colour, and perfect for your supplies, i love those fabrics too!

brismod said...

That's such a great find! But I love your textiles too. xx

Restyled Vintage said...

oooh Pam that is just gorgeous, great find! I love the tea towels in the first shot. I have bought a few vintage tea towels this week, all of a sudden I have a liking for the ones that have a theme, like one has teacups on it, one has a scotsman playing bagpipes with the words to Amazing Grace. They are the type that I remember my grandmother having when I was a child in the 1970's...I guess it reminds me of the bliss of my childhood :) Plus they just don't make them like that anymore!
xx Karen

Carmel said...

What a great find Pam! $2?!! So jealous.
Carmel
x

*Spring Blossom* said...

STUNNING!!! I want one of these :)

Vintage from the Village said...

You are very lucky finding that fab box- how could anyone part with it !
Have fun with it
Sue x

delia hornbook said...

Hi pam,

what a lovely find, i love to imagin what was kept in them in the past. Love the fabric to. Enjoy transforming it can't wait to see what it will look like. Have fun and enjoy.. Dee ;-)) x

Lori Lynn said...

Can't wait to see it finished. I so love old boxes like that...and the size! Wow! Love all of your fabrics too :-)

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Flotsam Friends said...

Love it! The perfect box. Great colour too... What a bargain. Pxxx

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, what a gorgeous box in the perfect colour! Your beautiful soaps/bags arrived the other day, they are lovely. My mother and sister will have a lovely xmas surprise, thank you, Tamara