I just finished my remake of an old sewing box: A really ugly, scraped, brown and green painted one, bought last summer at a flea market for five bucks. It has been tucked away awaiting better times but when I got a spare paint sample from Henen (of Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe) an idea was born and it got to see light again.
I dispatched the lid and painted it first a round of plain blue and then almost a round of Downpipe (I left out some areas in the back and on one side just for the fun of it). Finished off with some lace around the opening. I keep my sewing tools in a very manly, practical, compartmentalized toolbox – while this box now got a second life as a keeper of flowers in front of the balcony. In Spring I will fill it with pelargoniums.