Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Toolbox Makeover

***Edited to join in Kimba's DIY Day over at ASPTL***
I'm sure all you DIY-crafting diva's out there can appreciate the impatience I feel when I just have to start another crafty project, I'm in a hurry and I can't find my tools, you know the ones Husband says are mine to use so I'll keep out of his! Like the ugly blue hammer when I'm just dyin' to have a pretty sweet pink hammer! I spied a green plastic toolbox way up on a shelf in our garage so I grabbed a broom and proceeded to knock it down. I've been wanting to do this project forever and after being inspired by a few blogland ladies I went for it. Now I love green but this just wasn't rockin' my DIY-diva world ya know?




I was in such a hurry after rooting thru hubby's stash of paint that I didn't get a true before shot but you can imagine it easy enough. Hubby has this hobby of making 16th century Japanese Samauri armour out of plastic barrels (yeah I know!) so he has a stash of Krylon Fusion for Plastic spray paint. Since I was going for an improvement over the green the only color he had that I would consider was burgandy. The photo is showing it more red than it really is.




A few coats later and Oh this is so much better now! Then I added little embellies of my own, not much, just a touch, afterall this isn't a for show toolbox but a real honest to goodness working toolbox!



You can even see where I messed up the one on the left side but that's ok 'cause Nester tells us "it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful"







9 comments:

Michellee said...

I love the tool box. That will be my next project..lol

Darlene said...

Morning Kitty,

That is definitely a GREAT Diva toolbox!!!!! Love it!!♥ Hope you have a wonderful day today.

jamie said...

This is precious and now there is now question who this toolbox is for. Great idea!

Lorrie said...

Good job on this project. It's so neat to take something you already have and personalizing it in this way! Enjoy using it.

Life is good! said...

you need a sign on it that says "girls only"! darling idea!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cute! What a great idea to take such an ordinary item and turn it into extrodinary! laurie

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

Thanks to Gail's blog for our new connection! YOUR ideas are incredibly fun & quite beautiful.

I'll spend more time here later - but wanted to thank you for stopping by sceneinourgarden!

Jane said...

Hi...I found your blog as I was blog hopping this mornng. I like how you took the tool box you had on hand and recreated it to suit you. In the end it still is used for it's same purpose, but looks SO much prettier. Great easy (meaning I could do it) redo.

Shana said...

That is great !!