You just spray right over the rust, how cool is that??
Here is the before and after. MUCH better right?
I didn't know how to take the handle and latches off, so I just taped it off before I painted. I also put a piece of tape over the Craftsman symbol on the front.
I am so happy with the way it turned out! It's still dented and worn, but it's a tool box...it's supposed to be beat up right?? :)
On a side note, I've really got to stop going to thrift stores as much as I do...I've been watching Hoarders, and the way these people shop, and love free and cheap things makes me worried for my future...lol