Toolbox 4

We’d had this old file cabinet lying around for years. It’s followed us from several homes. It was a bit rusty and had something gross and sticky all over it. It cleaned up nicely after a scrub and sand. The carcass is spray painted green, with some fun colours for the draws. Dark green for the handles and accessories.

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Tool box 1 –

Again, hubby and I teamed up. I  rough drew the box with the removable boxes inside and he did the magic…and the work.

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While it’s green for now, it’s already marked, so I’ll be repainting and varnishing it. Along with the inner boxes. Will add photo’s later.

Tool box 2 –

Hubby made a small  lockable bathroom cabinet years ago. It became redundant, so I decided to re-purpose it. We removed the hardware, used wood filler to smooth things out.  Once sanded I had fun spray painting the lid and feet, brush painting the rest. I used door knobs for feet. Bought new prettier hinges. It’s imperfect, simple, but I love it.



Tool Box 3 –

My old, much loved, sewing box. It had a tall handle over the top -I asked hubby to saw the top part in half and then I used those parts for handles on the ends. Also cut down the legs, to be much shorter. He added a tiny wooden piece to a broken lid. I bought two lid hinges, to protect it from further damage.

Then of course I had fun with colour. Spray and brush painting. So thrilled to be in love with this box again.