The Blanket Box

We are very busy in the shop at the moment with customer commissions.  Lots of people wanting items given a lick of paint in time for Christmas. 

This blanket box is in the shop today waiting to be collected.  The customer wanted a Lloyd loom style box to match a chair in her bathroom.  We sourced one that was
very dirty and badly painted but was in good general condition with no
holes or damage.  We removed the old fabric and seating, gave the box a
good clean and rub down with sugar soap to remove any remaining dirt and grease. 

With this style of furniture we have found its best to spray paint the item.  It gives a much more even finish and you don’t get paint clogging up the gaps.  Several light spray coats are best to achieve an even cover.  But you will need to keep checking the item from different angles and including putting it onto a table so you can see it properly. 

The customer wanted us to retain the original braiding.  A job for my talented hubby, removing the braiding can be a bit tricky but luckily this one had been previously recovered and the braiding had been tacked on so it came away easily.

We put a new thick foam seat onto the lid and covered it with the customers fabric choice.

Sorry there are no photos of the process, we will try to remember next time.

Not a lover of gold myself but I think it turned out lovely.  Just hope the customer is happy.



  1. Claire Toplis
    November 1, 2013 / 10:47 pm

    It looks good in gold

    • karen jones
      November 2, 2013 / 7:21 am

      Thank you Claire. Customer choice and she was very happy so job done x

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