Re-using Metal Garage Cabinets
We reclaimed a pair of side-by-side metal cabinets that came out of an old gas station from our garage to re-use. They were beat up and rusted, but instead of taking them to the dump, I repainted them to use to store the car and yard chemicals in.
The metal cabinets had ugly two-toned red/gray doors, with rusty handles and was also rusted on the inside.
I shopped my stash and used the following on the cabinets: Gloss Spring Green for the doors and Oil Rubbed Bronze for the rest of the cabinet. I sprayed the doors first, because the Oil Rubbed Bronze would cover any over spray from the green. One coat actually covered the red and gray very well, so I did not need a second coat. Once dry, I slid a couple of trash bags over the doors to protect them, while I sprayed the sides and interior of the cabinets.
I removed the handles so I could paint those too, using Rust-Oleum Metallic Silver paint. I just laid them on a board and painted one side. Once dry, I flipped them over and sprayed the other side. I then used a clear coat to seal the paint.
Once the metal cabinets were dry, my husband put the handles back on and we hung them on the wall and filled them up!
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Published January 15th, 2018 1:58 PM
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