Living simply in the wild

Locker Re-Do

Inside our garage sat this locker. It was pretty neat by itself, but not quite what someone would want to put in their living room. Then it occurred to me: Paint Locker! Yes, that easy.

paint locker

Step One: Clean! Scrub that baby down with some warm water and soap. Use some good ‘ol elbow grease.

Step Two: Paint Locker. Throw some acrylic paint on. Just put a glob on a cloth and smear it in nice and good.

paint locker

Step Three: Sand it down. This will help blend the colors and bring out some of the original metal and rust. Yes rust is good in moderation.

paint locker

-I wasn’t a huge fan of the overall look at this point-So i just kept going…

paint lockerStep Four: Use a sponge brush to lightly paint over the whole locker (I used teal).
paint lockerStep Five: Do some spot sanding so the other colors and some patina sneaks through again.
Step Six: I wanted a more aged look so i just took some english chestnut colored wood stain and used a cloth to smear that all on very lightly.
Step Seven: Let dry and Viola!paint lockerTIPS:

1. It’s important you do all strokes in one direction, in my case, it was up and down. Do some areas with a thicker coat of colored paint, and some really thin areas. This is messy…get into it!

2. Electric sander is a good friend to have.

3. If you’re getting frustrated, walk away from the project for a few hours or overnight to get some fresh eyes on it tomorrow. You may like it more than you think!

paint locker

And there you have it folks. It’s as easy as: Paint Locker.

You can find this project along with other great ones i’ll be adding under the SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE TAG then click the FURNITURE REDO

2 responses

  1. Denise Lickly

    I think it looks great! You are so creative. 🙂

    August 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    • Simply The Wildside

      Thanks 🙂

      August 5, 2013 at 7:38 am

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