The saying is "necessity is the mother of invention". I say, "I'm bored...let me make something". This time around, I really did need something to put family picture albums in. I got sick of looking at them on the dining room chair. In the process of cleaning my dining room, I came across a banker's box that I used to transport items to my 40th birthday party. I had a lightbulb moment...I have fabric and batting to cover this. I used upholstery fabric leftover from when I recovered my kitchen chairs, batting left over from quilt that I haven't finished, scissors, stapler and a glue gun.
Here's the box covered with batting:
Box partially covered with fabric. I got stuck on trying to figure out the pleating...
Finally figured out the pleating:
Here's the inside of the box. The obsessive compulsive in me will probably finish it out at some point, but I just wanted to get this puppy done.
Can't forget the lid. How lucky was I to have a perfectly matched solid in almost the same type of fabric? It wasn't luck...it was leftover fabric from covering my kitchen chairs for the 4th time.
Here's the finish product. I am so happy how nice it turned out! My girlfriends have all requested a box to match different rooms in their house. I'm thinking about making some more to match my craft room.
Now, if I didn't tell you, would you think this was a banker's box wrapped in upholstery fabric? If I was looking for fabric to match my living room furniture, I would still be searching for it.