Asked on May 25, 2017

Nead DIY ideas - an old big metal box



Nead some idease - what to make from this rusty big matal box I faund (Height 0.50 meter, length 1.00 Meter (see photo)
9 answers
  • Bobbie
    on May 25, 2017

    go to They have dozens of unique ideas for redoing trunks and suitcases.
  • Elmarie
    on May 25, 2017

    It looks as if it has some rusty areas that gives it a rugged look. Give it a layer of varnish and put some colorful pots with cactus in it as a focus point in your garden. Or... Give it a bright paint job and roll your towels in it for the bathroom.
  • FL
    on May 25, 2017

    Looks like a locker of some sort! Maybe a painted trunk. You can make it into a storage bench. Paint as you like, paint the interior. Use to store extra blankets. Top with a cushion for comfortable seating. Now, that said, the wonderfully creative people here will surely help you take this most basic idea to new heights! have fun!
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on May 25, 2017

    Do you want to use it as a truck or a decoration?
  • Cori Widen
    Cori Widen
    on May 26, 2017

    I love the idea of using varnish and then using it as a planter!
  • Kim Winkler
    Kim Winkler
    on May 26, 2017

    I think I would use it outside as some sort of a looks like the top is not quite flat, or I would say use it as a coffee table. Overall, though, it is a great looking find!!! Let us all know what you decide to do with it!
  • Marizius
    on May 26, 2017

    I would make a great box for kids stuff, like toys, for instance.
  • Bobbie
    on May 26, 2017

    Let your imagination run wild with this project,,,good luck!!
  • Jothim
    on May 27, 2017

    Sand lightly with wet and dry paper then spray with Rustoleum paint as a base. After this is dry paint all sorts of small shapes in as many colors as you want with craft enamel paints. I once did a purple paisley print on an acid green base on my kids' second hand tricycles & they were the talk of the neighborhood and loved them.
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