We purchased this antique French fabric box a while ago and my clever hubby has worked his magic on it!
As you can see it was a little battered with no lid but still very pretty and worth restoring.
Firstly, a new lid was made and covered in vintage linen.
A lip left for the new fabric hinge.
What was left of the old fabric lid was then glued in place on the new lid and left to dry with several heavy books insitu.
The new lid in place with the fabric for the hinge.
The new hinge glued into place and covered with the original fabric on the box.
The other side of the fabric hinge tucked into the inside of the box and glued into place.
The box with its new lid finally in place.
It is still rather shabby but just how I like it and it will be perfect for storing my vintage trims and lace in to sell at the fairs. I do have a very clever and patient hubby, don't I?
We are also recovering from quite a hammering from the white stuff. This is a view taken down our road. It is still pretty chilly and lots of snow hanging around.
It's al right for some of us though!! Stay safe and warm and have a great week.