Old UGLY green plastic ewing box re-do

Started with this ugly green plastic faux wood grain sewing box:

Tossed out the top tray, gave it a good scrubbing.

A light coating of KILZ spray primer; then several coats of cream color spray paint, inside and out.

Decided to let ‘my new’ love’ work his magic on it.

It took a fairly STIFF brush to get the glaze down into all the creases.

Just brush it on, then wipe off the excess. I was surprised how quickly this stuff ‘sets up’. I had to wipe off each side AS I finished it. and not wait and do the whole thing at once.

I ended up ‘papering’ the insides with some torn up old book pages and applying some of the RL glaze. (those pics have not been downloaded yet. sorry!) Not sure I like how it turned out, and MAY have to re-do the inside. It’s a bit ‘streaky’. Not sure if that’s because the glaze doesn’t work well on paper, OR if it doesn’t mix well with the adhesive I used for the paper.)

P.S. Here’s the pics of the papered and glazed innards:

BEFORE I added the glaze:

With the RL glaze:

Don’t think I’ll be using the RL glaze over PAPER anymore.  I liked this better before.  Too late to change it now . . .  but now I know for next time.  And YOU can learn from my mistake.

Habitat ReStore Blog

Are you going through ‘garage sales withdrawals’ yet???  Need a new shabby shopping resource besides the local thrift store?  Check out the Habitat ReStore!  Operated by Habitat for Humanity, and located throughout the country, ReStore takes donation of new and re-usable building materials, tools and household goods and sells them to the public at 50-70% off retail.

Michael and I help support our local ReStore  in Forest Grove by donating building materials (like the plywood pieces we used to sell in the store) and by setting up a blog and advertising for them.

Click to visit the blog:

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity ReStore

And the next time you give your honey a ‘honey do list’ for household repairs or renovations, before he heads to the hardware store for supplies; have him stop by the ReStore first.  They just might have exactly what you need for half the cost.

They are open to the public Wednesdays – Saturdays; 10am – 4pm

And if you’ve got last years garage sale leftovers cluttering up your garage,  check out the ReStore’s list of acceptable items to donate.  And of course, all donations are tax deductible.