Saturday, March 29, 2014

Metal First Aid Box

Another thrift store find with a lot of potential...

metal first aid box www.homeroad.net


This metal box called to me from the shelf at the thrift store... 
it could have any number of uses so it came home with me.

metal first aid box www.homeroad.net

The first thing I did was to paint it red. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint because it sticks so well to metal.

metal first aid box www.homeroad.net

I drew a circle onto the box and painted it white. 
I added a painted cross then vinyl letters for the first aid sign.

metal first aid box www.homeroad.net

I coated it with a sloppy coat of Polycrylic sealer then rubbed over it when it was dry with a rag that had a small amount of dark wax
so it would have an aged look.

metal first aid box www.homeroad.net

I found a key in my collection that fit the box...

metal first aid box www.homeroad.net

and that old junker made a beautiful first aid box.

I'm thinking it would look great in Breida with a B's 

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10 comments:

  1. You are so creative, I never would have come up with that! Very cute!

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  2. Makes me want to paint mine red, then B. Can have another one.

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  3. Looks great, Susan! I can't believe you found a key for it!

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  4. How creative to make it a first aid box! The real thing is so hard to find - it makes sense to just make your own! I wouldn't have thought of thought to use chalk paint on metal, that's interesting that it sticks so well.

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    1. Cassie I haven't really found anything that chalk paint won't stick to... it is amazing and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is my favorite.

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  5. Oooooh, you know how I love first aid decor! Great job!

    Jeanine

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  6. you FOUND a key that FIT?? That's amazing!
    Love the box - nice work, Susan!
    -b.

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