Swedish Tool BoxDecember 4th, 2011 in member junk
This was an old crate that was in my family's Barn. It originally came from Sweden about 1900's , I believe as a tool box. My dad used it to show his cattle in 4-H when he was a kid.
I loved the chipped paint look on this, but the top was so damaged that I knew I would have to cover the glue and repair marks. - oh well. The hardware was was so cool. The lock was gone, but LOVED the handles. It was VERY dirty and smelled REALLY bad. All that damp weather from sitting in a barn for decades. But it was beautiful red wood inside.
I found a round lock plate on Esty. It came from Latvia! and fits PERFECT! it was brass like, but the scroll decorative nature matched the handles.
Filled/ glued the damaged, Sprayed it grey, rubbed a stain on it, and stenciled some designs on it. Cleaned the heck out of the inside of it, and D-funked it with just soap, and left baking powder in it. Works great! Now I keep a lot of my small paint/art supplies in it. It was a great SAVE!
Pattern or design used: My own design
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