My embroidery supplies for on the go have been nestled in a Staples container lately. It fits nicely in my bag and has enough room for most projects and my thread thrown willy nilly in the box. But I sigh every time I pull it out. Here I am, a crafter, making a wonderful thing, and using an orange box that proclaims that someone somewhere used address labels. Obviously, it was time to fix this.
I began by sanding down my box (because the internet tells you that paint adheres better to a slightly rough surface, right? I figured I would try it.) and wiping it off.
Then we went outside and spray painted it silver and black. I was going for a slightly astronomical approach using only my two colors. It came out fairly well. But after letting it dry, I did not like the feel or look of the box for my crafting needs.
So, I decided I'd throw some glue down and cover it with fabric. I used pretty much the same technique I used on the books I recently did. Modpodge the surface, apply fabric, and smooth.
It looks much, much better than the spray paint.