First Aid Foot Locker

Found an old wooden trunk a while back...

first aid foot locker

I painted it white with Annie Sloan chalk paint last year so 
for this project I was 1/2 way there.

wooden First aid foot locker

My inspirations were...  







and this trunk from Breida with a Btogether I was sure to have a winner!





I began by drawing on the cross and tracing around the letters from stencils.

antique first aid foot locker

It looked great white but I wanted this foot locker to be aged looking... after all it is a vintage trunk.

DIY first aid foot locker

I coated the top with clear wax and then a coat of dark wax, it gave it a perfect vintage look.

stenciling on an antique foot locker

I added cute castors so the trunk would roll.

Adding metal castors to a foot locker

The inside is old and just as awesome!

antique foot locker on castors

It is the perfect little vintage foot locker for the very special
nurse who purchased this piece!

diy first aid footlocker


wooden foot locker

          

                                                    

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Comments

  1. This is so creative! I love the first aid stencil. :)

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  2. That is so cute and gave me an idea for a similar wood box I bought a couple of weeks ago. Mine isn't as deep but has that same look otherwise. I have it at my booth right now "as is" but I think it might have to come back home with me for a little update! Happy Mother's Day!
    Jane

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  3. Susan one of my favorite projects honestly. It's so campy and vintage, where did you find those casters? I've been searching for solid metal casters for awhile now, HD and my local Ace only carry black rubber. Pinning thank you.

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  4. I have an old ammo box that I have had on my to do list forever!!! I pinned a white one the other day as inspiration (color) I've had the wheels forever... someday I will get to it.

    Your first aid foot locker looks fabulous susan!
    gail

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  5. I love this to pieces!!!!!! And I love that you added the wheels. Very clever! Happy mother's day to you!

    Jeanine

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  6. Good job Susan. Turned out perfect!

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  7. Such a wonderful project, Susan...I LOVE what you did with the trunk!

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  8. Wow, I LOVE this. You did an amazing job! I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-party-8.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  9. Thanks for sharing your fab foot locker revamp at Project Inspire{d} linky party!! Pinned your post to our group linky party board! Heather

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  10. This is too cool! I'd love for you to share this and any other projects you'd like at my House Party---http://www.firsthomelovelife.com/2013/05/house-party-3-b-y-o-p-features.html XO

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  11. I LOVE this! Pinning! Love the first aid look! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  12. So VERY fun!! I especially love the addition of the wheels :)

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  13. I love what you did with your trunk. And it even rolls! That is too cool!

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  14. You've been featured on Give Me The Goods! Be sure to grab our featured button ;)
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-features-8.html
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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