So, after many scrubs, and suds, and sunbathing, I was finally able to work on my handyman tool chest. No, it wasn't me that needed the cleaning. Wow, that chest had a god awful odor to it. This is one of the dangers of being a junker. You just never know what extremes you might have to go to get something clean. I have cleaned the worst and the best, so this was not going to hold me back. Now, some of you said that you loved the chest just the way it was. I agree. I loved it, too. Sometimes though, these things need a little adornment, and adornment the tool chest was getting. So just a quick peek down memory lane.
Yes, this is the before picture. Did I ever mention that this was a piece I found, but that my sister wanted? Ok, here it goes. I hope she likes. TaDa!
The wood has been darkened though it looks a little red in the picture. I assure you; it is a lovely dark walnut gel stain color. Yes, I told you that adornments were in the works. So a paisley skirt has been made. On the top of the chest, the wood was sliced and diced. So paisley was used to cover that, too. I had a metal stool that was just begging to be put to use, yes you guessed it, a skirt for it also. My oh, oh my, how sweet the two look together.
Do you like industrial as much as I do? One of my favorite parts on the chest are vintage factory light fixtures used to hold water, water for flowers and water to clean my brushes. Oh, that reminds me. I couldn't change the tool chest into something else. No re-purpose this time. This piece was made to hold tools to fix and build and construct, and I have kept it that way for that very reason, a place to sit and paint and create.
Inside the chest, I put all the bits and baubbles I collect along the way. There is more storage underneath and some of my fabric is stashed there.
So there it is. I have named this the perfect piece " Where Glenda Creates." I will leave you with just a few more pictures that show some of the details. I could have put more details on it, I am known to go over board sometimes. Trying to curb that instinct a bit, because remember Bob the Builder would like to see me sell. He said, "I know, I know, you have artistic expression but can you sell?" Yes I can, Mr. Builder! So here is a few more pics from me, to you, before the Handi Dandi Tool Chest finds its way to the Junker's booth.
A picture of my grandson found its way into the chest. You can't blame a girl for trying to keep this great find for herself. Can you? Even PaPaw the Builder can't resist a picture of that little boy.
Thank you for staying with such a long post. My purpose is not to bore you with picture after picture. I'm really just trying to learn how to use this blogie, thingie, program. So, on to my next project, and I almost forgot, I still have a window display that I will be showing you soon. Till then. Can't thank you enough for stopping by!