The veneer was completely brittle and it was missing a handle.
I wasn't sure how I wanted to fix it up until I was walking through JoAnn Fabrics 2 weeks ago and saw a sewing basket that was covered with the Robert Kaufman Vintage Couturier fabric. I wanted it so bad but not at the high cost of $40.00. Really, $40.00 for a plastic basket?!
So I went home and began work on the sewing basket. I first wood glued some loose bits back together and took the little doors off. I painted the inside of the box a dark grey.
I then upholstered the sides and the doors by stapling down some thin batting and then some of the Robert Kaufman Vintage Couturier fabric that I had in my stash. Then I mod-podged some fun textured fabric to the outer 2 sides (they were so uneven and damaged, the texture was perfect for hiding the flaws).
Ta-da!!! My new old sewing box. I just love this Robert Kaufman fabric!
Now to come up with a plan for the other sewing box I picked up . . .