Monday, November 5, 2012

A Blue Redo For You

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! My LSU Tigers had a heartbreaking loss but thats ok; I'll get over it.

And don't forget that the Ana White giveaway ends today!

I wanted to share a makeover with you today. I found this metal vintage card catalog drawer at the Goodwill several months ago for just a few dollars. 







I bought it because I liked the industrial quality of it, and the chipped paint. But I wasn't sure what to do with it. So it's been sitting on our kitchen counter and I kind of forgot about it.



Over time it's become a catch all for some of our junk and seems to have found it's permanent home.



But I had an inspiration the other day that maybe a new coat of paint is just what my little drawer needed. 

First up was taking the old paint off so I could start over with a smooth surface. To do this I used a steel brush drill bit; it was only a few dollars at the hardware store.


The process didn't take long. Make sure you do this in a venthelated space and wear a mask; paint dust gets everywhere.


After a while I had a smooth brushed metal surface that was paint ready.


Then after using a bold Royal Blue spray paint and a metallic spray paint for the handles I had a brand new drawer for our kitchen!



Here it is in it's original home!


Have you ever made over something to make it look new again?

7 comments:

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Looks good! I love that blue!

craftythriftydecoratingwifemom said...

Look so purty now! Of courss I love blue anyway. It's amazing what paint can do.
Janet

Tammy said...

What a great find! Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Gen said...

I'm not a fan of old and rustic, so I love this transformation! Also, good tip about the brush add-on, I'm tucking that little nugget of information in my brain! Great find, don't we always need more drawers?! And why can't people discard great stuff like this where I live?!

Good Time Charlie said...

I LOVE it! It looks like a completely different piece and a great tip on cleaning paint off old metal. Thank you so much for sharing. Featuring at my party later today. -K

Vintage Street Designs said...

Awesome transformation!!! Now following! Blessings ~ Judy

Being Home said...

Wow! Great makeover! Fantastic tip about the brush add on for the drill. I would have never thought of that. Going to keep that one in mind for future projects. Yay!

Thank you for sharing. :)

Julie