***** BEFORE *****
Here is the stripped down version in my sewing studio, a.k.a. Santa's Workshop.
The inside was never lined before. And yes. My dad used wall paneling to make this back in the day.
I lined the outside with faux crocodile print leather (vinyl) from JoAnn. My husband finally owns every air gun known to man therefore I felt quite justified in demanding that he produce one that could put out the perfect size staple for this project. We used 18 gauge staples, 1/2" long by 1/4" wide. I know, because I had to go buy more at Home Depot on Christmas Eve. Yes that's how I like to spend my Christmas Eve. Not relaxing by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa. Why?! Why would I want to do that?
This part was pretty easy once I got over all my phobias of misfiring air gun accidents. The only setback was that sometimes the staple had too much force and would cut through the vinyl fabric completely. Also, my arm was very sore the next day.
***** AFTER *****
|The inside tray with pirate goodies.|