Is there anything more fun than turning something tired and forgotten into something new and beautiful?? Amazing friends, welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!!
This is one of my favorite days of the month! Not only do I have a pretty makeover for y’all, so do four of my favorite blogger friends! Be sure to look for their projects at the bottom.
Here is what I am giving new life to this month:
Other than being quite faded, this metal tool box was in really great shape. So for $7, I threw it in my cart and dragged it home.
And with the magic of paint, it is fancier than it ever thought it could be!
You knew it would be painted, and you know I love me some stripes, but you probably didn’t expect the gold, right?
I thought that would make it just a bit more, you know, fancy! 🙂
I started by spray painting the front latch and the handle with this gold spray paint. I also spray painted the inside gold as well, and I’ll share that in just a bit.
Then I painted the rest in Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into chalk paint. (Recipe with video HERE.) I used a smaller than normal brush so I could cut in more easily around the gold parts. Then I used my favorite FrogTape for delicate surfaces to tape off the stripes.
I painted the black with this acrylic craft paint.
I sealed it using this spray matte sealer.
I thought it needed something on the top and that cute tag was just the thing!
Remember these two pieces of scraps I used to help guide my mother-of-pearl tile through the tile saw:
(See more of my beautiful tile in this post HERE.)
One of them became this tag. I just chopped it into shape with my miter saw:
Then I drilled a hole for the ribbon.
I also sealed this with the clear matte spray sealer.
Some cute ribbon to tie it on and voila:
The inside was in pretty good condition before:
It just needed a good wipe down. Then it got the gold treatment too:
As I mentioned earlier, I painted the gold when I painted the handle and latch.
And just as the tag says, this is my new nail tool box, perfect for holding all my nail supplies…
I found the small square bins at Target. They fit perfectly!
I hope you enjoyed this fun makeover!
Don’t forget to check out what my friends are making over today as well!
Want more trashy makeovers? See all of my Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday makeovers HERE!
Meet me back here Thursday to see how our front landscaping turned out! Hoping Hurricane Florence doesn’t wash it all away.
To everyone in her path, please stay safe!!
UPDATE: See how our new front landscaping came together HERE!
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