Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Old Wooden Toolbox...




Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story.


It happened and you made it through.


You're still fully equipped with every single "tool" you need 
to fulfill your purpose...

~Steve Maraboli~





The Old, Wooden Toolbox is a complete charade~!

I picked it up at the thrift store today for a buck ~ yes, $1...


It looked like this when I bought it and yes Virginia, it is made out of "particle board"...


And it has a plastic, pvc pipe handle...


I want to use it in my kitchen, so I used the mint green shade of paint from the wall there and some cranberry acrylic paint and used the same process I used to redo This Bench...

Don't freak out on me yet... 

It has a great outcome, obviously... But, this is what it looked like with the fresh paint on...


Yes, I wear sunglasses when I use these bright colors to paint with...!


Because it's hard to look at when it's in 'The Process'...

When the paint was dry, I took it outside and sanded it with a really rough grit sandpaper and my palm sander. I took a lot of the paint off in places, but especially the edges and then I went over it with an ebony, minwax stain...


I Love the outcome ~ !

It turned out exactly how I envisioned it would and it matches my kitchen, plus it looks Old. That was my intent... 

The roughness and texture of the particle board gave it a really unique look and I lucked out that the paint and stain stuck to the pvc pipe ok too...


Pretty neat makeover for A Buck and about an hours time~!

It will be fun on the kitchen table, or in the kitchen window for Autumn & Winter decor...








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"You have a destiny and a purpose that no one else on this earth can fulfull... And, you have traveled a unique journey that has equipped you along the way with the tools you need to carry it out..."

~Mandy Hale~




3 comments:

  1. Love this toolbox! Great job! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-5.html

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  2. Now this is a great makeover! Hope you'll post the fall decor with it.

    Aloha

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