Buffalo Check A Farmhouse Style Toolbox

It's hard to say that this is my "Before" photo.  I got this toolbox about 7 years ago at a local craft shop.  

The shop owner was very talented.

Besides wanting a change, the toolbox became mildew stained one winter in our old shed.  Our shed needed a new roof.

Anyway, I gave this toolbox, a makeover.

First I base coated the toolbox with Rustoleum Canyon Black latex satin paint.

Next, I brushed on two coats of Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream.  

I wet distressed the chalk paint with a damp tee shirt rag, revealing areas of the black paint.

I then pulled out my favorite stencil EVER, *Old Sign Stencils Buffalo Check.

I stenciled buffalo checks on both ends of the toolbox with Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge. 

Buffalo Check Farmhouse Style Toolbox #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #farmhousestyle
I sealed the toolbox with Varathane Water Based Satin Polyurethane.

As you can see it matches my child's chair makeover.  I think these two pieces will be part of my summer covered patio decor!

I also stenciled "Farm" from the Farmers' Market stencil to the long side of the toolbox.

Buffalo Check Farmhouse Style Toolbox #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #farmhousestyle
Just put a piece of tape after the "M" on your stencil so you can stencil a clean line.
Buffalo Check Farmhouse Style Toolbox #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #farmhousestyle
I love red.  I love buffalo checks. AND I love farmhouse style.

I can't wait for it to warm up!
Buffalo Check Farmhouse Style Toolbox #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #farmhousestyle
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Other buffalo check stencil projects:
Flour Sack No Sew Buffalo Check Valance

Garage Sale Upcycled Buffalo Check Piano Bench

Upcycled Garage Sale Piano Bench

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  1. Carlene, this is yet another makeover I adore. :) Completely charming and I, too, adore my buffalo check stencils.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    ~ Christina in SW FL

  2. I love all of your buffalo check items, especially with the red!

  3. This is such a pretty way to make something recycled into somethig charming! love this!


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