Buffalo Check A Farmhouse Style Toolbox

April 07, 2018

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.

Buffalo Check Farmhouse Style Toolbox #oldsignstencils #buffalocheck #farmhousestyle
I can't wait for it to warm up!
*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
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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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!

  4. Well, you already know what I think about this signature pattern of yours... this look is gorgeous on anything it goes on!

    I've featured you in this upcoming weekend's DIY Salvaged Junk Projects. Thanks for linking up! :)


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