Remember that thrifted sewing caddy I found last month?
I found the perfect use for it- to store newspaper for fire starting. But first, it needed a makeover.
I started by measuring the outsides.
And taking pictures to remember how everything looked if I got stuck.
Then I sewed a liner and cut strips of left over gray felt to weave together. My strips are three inches wide.
I probably should have pinned them in place and marked everything to take it off and sew. But I am sick and that seemed like such a hassle, so I hand stitched along the top.
The rest stayed in place well, so I just lightly stitched in the corners. Once I had the pieces woven together, I decided I liked the matching inside, so I skipped the liner I had made. It works really well for paper storage by the wood box.
Right now, the wood box looks kind of like a bookshelf because Ben filled it with scrap lumber.
Not sure it’s my favorite look, but I don’t have to walk outside to get fire wood. And now we don’t have an ugly stack of paper on top. That’s what really counts, right?
Now I feel justified in hoarding thrifty treasures, because I found a use and home for this guy. Have you revamped thrift store scores recently? Or made a woven…something?