Well, adding colour is pretty easy AND painless with just a little paint! And I’m happy to say, making this old sign toolbox side table to store all those remotes is making me happy in more ways than one.
You’ve seen this toolbox on wheels before. I first showed it as a sidetable as is in my livingroom.
It ideally was to store my son’s remote controls and game controllers inside.
I’ve always had plans to do something cool with it, but nothing triggered inspiration.
But I was desperate to get those remotes and controllers out of my firewood box, off the fireplace hearth and squished in between chair cushions.
Now was just the time.
Let’s get this thing singin’!
First, I removed most of the hardware, and sanded the entire toolbox with a palm sander.
The entire toolbox got hit with that wonderfully vintage toned yet fresh white. I always like storage things to look light and bright so you can spot what you need even in a darkened room.
How am I doing so far?
Each panel and side and section got hit with a different colour. It’s looking like Disneyland for those remotes already!
I then hit the edges slightly with a palm sander.
But we are far from finished… now it’s time to get some old signs involved.
(I use pro equipment to make my decals… more info on how I make old signs and potential downloadable files coming soon)
Inspired by a two toned Theatre sign in my Decor: Signs Pinterest board, I created two decals, one for the shadow and one for the text. The shadow decal is placed first.
Once the decal was attached, the inside of the letters were painted black. The decal was removed while the paint was still wet.
Hey Skye! What took you so long?
That should have read cat parking maybe.
Remote parking indeed! Son, are you getting the message yet?!
But this little toolbox side table has a secret…
It can be turned around for a whole new look! And a new use too.
This is the movie side.
Seriously… why these things aren’t actually marketed for sidetables I have no idea. Maybe I’ll be the one to do it.
Any major furniture companies out there desire to work with a fearless junker?
And because no post of mine would be complete without BOTH cats photobombing…