Faux-bois "stain" done with acrylic craft paints (more in the first entry).
The next step was gold outlines on the design, and some color:
|photo subt. "Oh, crap, I almost forgot to take a 'before' picture."|
After about two days of this, while sitting in front of the TV, you have a...
The inside is lined with some green velour scraps I had lying around, for cushioning and for pretty. :)
|the pocket is in the wrong place, but whatever.|
I'm all set now, with a cute little box to store my sewing things in when I go to events. Now I just have to try not to sit on it and break it, or something.