Turn Boring Office Storage Into a OOAK Tool Box

$10
2.5 Hours
Easy
Large companies are always changing their furniture and you can often get their old stuff for a bargain. The only problem is it usually looks like old office furniture with no character. So we applied some to create this "one of a kind" tool box.
Hubby got this boring little set of drawers for free when the bank that he worked for decided to re-decorate their offices.
Not pretty but very functional and perfect for storing all his tools in the garage. Now I don't know if you remember all those license plates I bought at the China Mall? Yup, we've already used some to make a light for my son's bedroom, but I have lots more
The number plates have this gorgeous rusty look we reproduced using some left over Annie Sloan Old White and Graphite Chalk Paint we had lying around.
Once we finished painting and sanding we screwed the license plates onto the drawers and added some new hardware.
Goodbye boring office storage, hello fantabulous tool box.

Michelle Leslie
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  • Cathy Hensley Cathy Hensley on Feb 28, 2016
    Hi! You mentioned making a license plate light for your sons room. Is there somewhere I can go to get a look at it. Am ready to make a few myself and wondered how yours came out! Thanks Cathy

  • Carol Roddy Carol Roddy on Mar 01, 2016
    OMG...I have a red beetle...I am in LOVE with your Beetle plate, any idea where I could get another like it?? Great project!!!

  • Aileen Patricia Leslie Aileen Patricia Leslie on Nov 08, 2021

    How did you prepare the chest of drawers and create the old sanded look and what paints did you use for that part. please?....sorry Michelle but I am a newbie to this xx

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