The brackets have reminded me of something so forgive me while I share this
"Mum I did really well on my exam!!! I got A :D"
(reply) "Okay. Well done."
Hmm not much enthusiasm so when she got home she asked my mum why she hadn't been happier. Yes she thought my sister had gotten a 'D'. It's ok, I'll wait while you go and re-read the text.
I mean, how many of the teenagers today use colons anyway? Never mind in texts!
Anyway back to the favour...I know not everyones taste is the same as mine, but pleasepleaseplease save any not-so-nice comments for another idea (maybe the lamp shade re-cover that ended pretty badly, and with an injury, I'll post it soon for you to laugh at), because I really love this one.
So I started with a beaten up toy box that I originally wanted to do black. So...
But then I decided that it wasn't going to go with the fabric I'd chosen or look right in my living room so I sprayed over in white. But I'm glad I did because it ended up being a great colour and looks kind o shabby chic (not that I would be able to create that look if I had tried!)
I used gloss white and it looks pretty tough and I didn't have to varnish it!
The best part about this box (yet another of my grandma's awesome finds!) is that it comes with a padded lid that doubles as a seat!
Now I don't normally have an eye for restoration, but when I saw this, even with the train and crazy looking train driver painted on the side, and with the stained (and potentially soiled) nylon blue lid, I was sold. I knew how I wanted it to look (well except I was wrong with the colour, see what I mean about not having an eye for it!).
And it turned out even better!
The bag is full of hair bands and clips, first cos Izzy likes to dress us up, and second because it gets crazy on a morning, and having most things downstairs and close to the getting ready means a (slightly) less crazy mum!
For the box lid I wrapped the material round like I was wrapping a present, but ironed a hem on the sides that would be exposed and hot glued down. A lot.
Then looped over the end of the ribbon and hot glued some more. (It works better to do small sections as it dries pretty fast.)
There you have it. My favourite (and longest) post!
And to finish...
The boy that found the one tiny car in the whole crammed full box!