Do you remember when I showed you this lucky thrift store find?
Turned out to be an Ikea drawer box, which sadly, they do not make anymore, and was just dying to be turned from bland into beautiful. So after a bit of searching for some public domain designs, I found a bunch of fabulous children's book illustrations in primers and poem books from before 1922 (at least) to use. Lucky me, I have a sister who is uber-talented at pyrography (wood burning) and traded her a vintage Singer sewing machine (her first real sewing machine, no, the toy one from childhood doesn't count... sniff, I'm so proud) in a sewing cabinet for some artwork.
Now check out my thrift store box...
|You can see the natural color variations that come from the different bits of wood used when creating the box. I love that little bit of quirkiness that wood has!|
Here's some closer views of the drawers:
|Upper left drawer--currently holding my snaps, grommets, and hooks & eyes.|
|Upper middle drawer--currently holding doll/animal safety eyes and my sewing machine light bulbs which I always manage to misplace.|
|Upper right drawer--currently holding velcro.|
|Middle left drawer--currently holding my elastic, well some of it anyways.|
|Middle right drawer--currently holding my embroidery floss.|
|Bottom drawer--this one holds all my zippers, now they won't get bent!|
I also found larger images for the sides and top. Here are the two sides:
|This is me telling Stars, "You musn't keep running through my tulips!"|
|I just love this image of the little girl wading. I wonder what she's looking for?|
|You can see how much little detail work there was on this one!|
And the top:
|I love swinging, so how could I resist this adorable image!|
She also signed the bottom with a lovely little note.
I really think I got the better end of this trade. My little thrift find is now an heirloom! Have fun personalizing your sewing space!