From Old Toolbox to Upcycled Garden Tool Caddy #DIY

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I absolutely love easy upcycling! When my son went off to college, he left behind his old tool box and with his permission, I decided to upcycle it so I would have a place to keep all my garden tools in the backyard. I have grand plans at my new home to plant vegetable gardens everywhere and I wanted my tools in the backyard instead of in the garage.
toolbox upcycled garden caddy
On one of my many trips to the home improvement store, I grabbed a can of Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2x Ultra Cover Paint + Primer in Gloss Berry Pink. It bonds to wood, metal, plastic and more. First I washed the inside and outside of the toolbox. Then, I spread out a large piece of cardboard on the garage floor and spray-painted the toolbox over several days, letting each side dry completely before rotating it. I had to lay it sideways to spray up into the crevices. I decided not to paint the inside or the outer base. When spray-painting, it's best to keep the can moving all the time, to prevent over-spraying a spot that will run.
upcycled garden tool caddy
The color is absolutely fabulous and I love how it turned out. Now I can keep all my gardening tools together on the back patio, while protecting them from sunlight and rain. What do you think of my new Garden Tool Caddy? This post is featured among a list of 65 Easy DIY Projects To Turn Your Trash into Treasure. Go check them all out!

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  1. What.....that paint covered great! I have a tool box that needs a little glam up:) Pinned


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