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