Monthly Archives: October 2013

Old blanket box refurbishment.

So I can’t seem to locate my ‘before’ picture on Joel’s camera but my blanket box looked basically like this one I just spotted on e-bay.


I decided to move the box from the boys’ bedroom to the kitchen but there was way too much pine in the kitchen for it to look right so I decided to give it a make over.

I painted it with a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk paint (old ochre) and Paul gave it a coat of  wax.  I then covered it with a layer of foam so we could sit on it more comfortably when we have a crowd in and chose a bright material for the top.

Here is the finished product, we’re really pleased with how it turned out 🙂


(Click on the photo to see a larger image)

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I’m going to make a few cushions to prop along the wall in a contrasting material but am waiting to see what material is left after I make my blinds.  All a work in progress!!