When my dad passed away I kept a fair bit of his stuff that was either overly sentimental or useful. Falling into the latter category was his tool box.
It however did not meet my standards for aesthetics - especially if I was going to move it to my new condo! I had to give it a bit of a makeover!
To show you where I started, let's take a look at the original, shall we?
Not so pretty. Very orange, very stickered!
This was my childhood contribution I'm pretty sure! Hahahaha.
STEP 1: REMOVE THE STICKERS
When I started, I just started peeling them off. This wasn't the best idea because they left the glue behind and I spent a lot of time goo-gone-ing them.
When I got to the really stubborn ones, I googled some solutions. What worked for me was to heat them up with a hair dryer. They came off really easily, glue and all. I wished I would have done that with all of them from the beginning.
Starting to look better already!!
STEP 2: PREP
All I did was give it a good wash/wipe down with soap and water and tape off the hardware.
STEP 3: PAINT
I gave it about 2-3 coats of spray paint. I think this is what I used (is it terrible I can't remember?!)
I also gave the inside tray a quick coat to make it all shiny and new too!