Saturday, 18 June 2016

Re-vamping with Wilko's

I feel it's been a while since the last time I did a DIY post. As anyone who follows my blog knows, I'm crafter enthusiast to the point where I'm starting to taking over the boyfriends flat; the boyfriend ends up finding things randomly disputed in the oddest places. The boyfriend often rebukes me for my scatterbrained and chaotic organisation. I completely respect his point, but it's hard breaking habits.

So, I've been looking for a box to store my expanding sewing pattern collection. I found one  a storage box on sale for 50p from Wilko's

  • I painted a thin layer  inside of the box and applied a second coat. The paint dried  quickly.  I used a Wilkinson's emulsion plum, I love the vibrant colour for the interior of the box.  

  • I wanted to create a contrast between the interior and exterior; I opted to glue wallpaper (from Wilko's) to the lid, not surprisingly from Wilko's.  I  cut the wallpaper to size but  left some margin to neaten the edges, andI applied PVC glue over the box  and I slowly applied the wallpaper over the box . 

  • Once the glue dried to neaten the edges I used a retractable Stanley knife to cut the edges off, and black tape to neaten the edges on the inside of the box lid.

  • On the bottom of the box edge, I used black duct tape and pattern edging tape to neaten the edges.

A close up of the tape used 

  • I  used duct tape to neaten the edges of the lid where  the wallpaper edges were glued. My first attempt  failed, the  tape highlighted the unneatened edge of the paper.  I placed a pattern piece of tape to disguise messy edges.


  1. I really appreciate when people even decorate their storage boxes! I'm too lazy! Haha

    1. I love re-decorating or revamping anything to suit my tastes. At the moment, I have way too much time on my hands.

  2. Thanks. Cheap, easy and fun. All you need is any left over decor stuff or old card images. Anything really.


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