I had redone an auction toy box find previously here, but it wasn't doing it for me anymore. Here's a quick recap of the original box:
Ugly contact paper. Ripped off to reveal this:
*Shudder* Recovered with batting and slipcovers to make this:
Not bad, but even though it was a slipcover, it was a pain to get off, it stained instantly and I didn't wash it frequently enough. Then, I scored this vintage leather coat at a thrift store:
The result of which, means that wherever the cut mark for the side of the bag was where the seam went. I kind of like the hodge podge look though. It gives it a very depression era, make do with what you have look, don't you think?
Don't settle for dull, live a refinished life!