Tool Box Makeover

by on Jan 3, 2011

created at: 01/03/2011


Not our usual makeover fare to be featured here on Curbly, but what a makeover it is!  John (last name ‘Park’) spotted this grody old Park Manufacturing Co. toolbox at a local flea market and was smitten. He took it home and gave it the makeover lover once-over. Check it out now….

created at: 01/03/2011

If you’d like to refurbish a toolbox yourself, here’s what John used to get the job done:

  • Dremel Multi-Max or other oscillating tool/sander with sander attachment, and sanding pads.
  • Dremel Rotary Tool and wire wheel. You could use sandpaper and wire brushes instead if needed. 
  • Shop cloths or old t-shirts
  • Masking tape
  • Primer
  • Ruste preventative enamel spray paint
  • Spray truck liner
  • Safety goggles
  • Dust Mask
  • Goggles

To see the entire tutorial, check out this handy PDF.



  1. diamond

    fantastic job i saw the same tool box  same rusty shape at a thrift store, they wanted five bucks they got five bucks ha im taking pics and will post thanks for the insperation