Sunday, June 26, 2011

Recently, my husband went to an estate sale and came back with this industrial grade, steel storage bin:
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And it was full of these drawers:
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And he turned it into this!
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Here’s how he did it:
First, he used a furniture stripper to peel off all the layers of yuck:
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Until they looked like this:
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Then he got out these tools:
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And one at a time, the drawers were put in a vise to get polished:
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Until they sparkled like this:
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After everything was sparkly, it got a coat of this spray paint which we LOVE:
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And now my hubby has a brand new storage bin for all those little hardware pieces:
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Closeup of hammered spray paint finish:
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Next project: he has to sort out the contents that came with the bins:
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Something tells me he won’t mind this project, now that he has a fantastic looking storage bin to put them in!
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Kinda looks like a library card catalog, doesn’t it?  Maybe I’ll make him some labels for the drawers.
Before and After:
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