This is one of those projects where you slap something together as things come to mind, not paying all that much attention to detail, because it’s not like you are going to BLOG ABOUT IT.
Well… after my haul from the flea market on the weekend, I needed a place for all my rusty hinges and stuff. So I decided to make an unfancy box.
Besides, the orange may have competed against the rust on the hinges anyway… and they care about stuff like that.
I mixed together two sample pots of Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain and Ceramic (that were sent to me to try) to achieve the tone I was after.
It mixed together like whipping cream! Seamless.
Fusion Mineral Paint is a flat acrylic based paint that needs no primer nor topcoat. It’s great stuff!
Drying to the touch nearly instantly, I lightly sanded it just enough so the woodgrain standing up got hit.
I don’t like using my table saw (I need a new, safer one), so I make boards work as is.
So when I screwed the boards onto the bottom, I added spaces so I didn’t have to cut the side frames all over again.
Who has time for that? 🙂
So I marked where the holes where on the sides, drew lines and screwed the separators over top of the gaps.
And my table saw continues to collect cobwebs. Just the way I like it.
In case it isn’t obvious, all the different sections are done in true random style to resemble chunks of boards or old signs cut up.
I added a handle to the back side of the ‘drawer’ as well, because I knew this guy would be carrying some weight.
And hey, if you’re going random, go all the way! One section of the Route 66 stencil is flipped upside down.
And then I beat it good. Hitting it with a hammer, scraping the sides, whatever. The white wood looked brand new when I first started with it.
All this Old Sign Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint rah rah because of this trouble maker cool hinge…
I know… please remain standing single file please. All this rusty goodness in one place is liable to cause a junk stampede.
And now I think I need more… 🙂