Vintage Sunday: Sewing Box Refurbishment

Dude. Sanding is all hard and stuff.

It’s been a loooooong time since I posted something for Vintage Sunday, and I’m not sure how often I’ll do them now, to be honest (I’m not sure why, but I feel like I have a more organic, less organized approach to my blog now – mentally, at least), but I had to show you how I’m finally, finally getting back to refinishing my 1950s sewing box!

It was almost a year and a half ago that I (technically) started this project, but like so many things over the last year, it just took such a low priority, I nearly forgot about it completely. With my brain at a bit of a loose end now, I’m finally picking some of these things back up. You might remember that this is where I started:

My new 1950s sewing box!

I’ve been sanding away for the last couple of weeks, bit by bit, and I’m almost there!


Of course it’s mostly the hardest parts left – corners and details – but I’ll be done soon (hopefully!) and then I’m planning on oiling and waxing. I bought a pair gorgeous 1950s brass knobs to replace the irreparably damaged originals, and I’ll replace the rusted hinges and screws as well. I can’t wait to have this all finished and ready to fill up with sewing toys!

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