How to Update /Upcycle a Metal Locker
We found a metal locker at a local flea market. Got it for a great price! It had minor cosmetic issues, but was in good shape. We transformed it into a great storage solution for our daughter's room. Enjoy! Check out my Youtube channel for this and more projects!
We found an old metal locker at a flea market in our area. Got a great deal @ $20.00!
Locker had some minor cosmetic issues and rust, but nothing too serious.
The locker's dimensions are approximately: 6'6"h X 15"w X 18"D
There are several ways to remove rust from metal. I decided on using 60 grit sand paper on an orbital sander. I choose this method simply because this is the tool i had on hand and didn't want to have to deal with chemicals or stripping agents.
The whole sanding process took about 30 minutes. 60 grit works great at removing rust and any other imperfections.
What I couldn't hit with the sander I did myself with a piece of sand paper.
Took it outside and used 4 cans of "grape" spray paint from the big box store. easy! The spray paint we bought did have Primer added to it.
My wife hit it with one can of glitter paint.
Super Easy project that has turned into a great storage solution! Our daughter can add magnetic letters, picture frames, or pretty much anything she wants. It has become an art piece as well as a great storage solution.
Full Video Tutorial!
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