Monday, June 18, 2012

Tool Box

I am SOOO excited about this project! I have been looking everywhere for a tool box for Alax, and I finally found one today at Savers. Tool boxes are kinda expensive!! I got this one for $2.99! I didn't think it looked that bad until I put it on the counter to checkout. I put it on its side and the whole bottom was rusted! I debated right there if I should still go ahead and get it, and I'm really glad I did!! I went home and researched how to get rust off of metal, and decided to use some steel wool to get the flakey rust off, and then I went to Walmart and got this!!
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.

All painted!! 

I am so happy with the way it turned out! It's still dented and worn, but it's a tool'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 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I don't think there's any chance of you becoming a hoarder. You like things neat and tidy. You're just a creative, frugal and VERY talented person! Love the toolbox! I'm starting to look at things differently now when I visit thrift stores. I'm always thinking, "I wonder what Alyssa would with that!"