I wasn’t kidding, there really is a new project in the works (several actually, but I don’t want to jinx anything).
I happened across this vintage vanity case in the very dirtiest, dustiest, cobwebbiest corner of an antique/junk shop. It had just kind of been tossed back there – I believe the owner bought it in a lot auction, and I guess this wasn’t considered valuable. Can you believe it?!
So I scooped it up – it was nearly free. And I almost didn’t take it with me, except for this little detail:
However, the rest of it…. well, see for yourself:
There was just no saving that interior, so today I began the process of ripping it out and attempting to clean the outside – though I’m afraid I may have to resort to Plan B, which is painting the exterior. It has several oily-looking stains that haven’t come out despite a thorough scrubbing with Dawn. But I’ve a few more tricks to try, so I’ll let you know how it goes…
Next step: picking a fabric for the interior!
With ReprotDepot shuttered, where do you suggest I look for fabric worthy of those Bakelite hearts?