I've had this old rusted tool box for about a year and I've been using it to store my soldering/metals supplies. I decided it was the perfect thing to paint.
The last time I used plaster of paris to make chalk paint. I used unsanded grout this time. I would have to say I liked it better.
I used 2 tablespoons grout to 1 tablespoon water. I did add a little more water since it seemed thick.
Added it to 8oz of paint. I choose a vintage pink. It was Behr Plymouth Notch (180E-3). I loved the shade of pink.
I lightly sanded and cleaned up my toolbox. It took the paint so well.
I left the details of the hinges and locks unpainted. I used a white paint, Behr Powdered Snow (W-D-700), which I added the sanded grout to. A nice shade of a vintage white.
As you can see I painted white stripes, too.
I've used wax on many wood projects and I love the look and feel of the wax finish. I use Minwax. I tinted my wax with some burnt umber to give the piece an antiqued look.
I sanded the edges to give it a worn feel. I loved this look. I applied my wax and let it dry. Once it's dry you take a soft cloth and buff it to a nice shine. Love, Love, Love.
Here's a close up photo of the lock. Don't you just love it!
My newly pink chalk painted toolbox!
I found this wooden box in the Casa Grande shop, "In a Pear Tree". Another great thing for chalk paint! I sanded and cleaned it. I used the Behr "powdered snow" color.
I noticed someone by the name "Tom Finn" stamped the box. Thank you Tom Finn for making this box!
Once I had it painted I added some detail, a scallop edge. I used Behr Grey Morning (490-F-4). I added the unsanded grout to it, also.
I sanded the edges and love the look. I waxed it with the dark tinted wax.
Here's the finished box!! Isn't it lovely!!! What cool projects.
I'm not finished with projects. Today I'm working on 4 more pieces out on the patio. Refinishing a wood table, a wood coffee table trunk, painting a entertainment center piece and a side cupboard.
Did I mention is over 100 degrees in the shade but the pool is a nice cool temp!