Sunday, July 3, 2011

Art Room Spruce-Up

If you have seen pictures of my art room in the past, you know I have a big, very red, tool chest.  I love all the drawers and storage space but I was never enamoured with the color.  Nothing says garage like a rolling red tool chest.  Yesterday afternoon I did a quick little fix-up and covered the fronts with wallpaper.  The room is painted yellow and red and yellow is a Country French combination, right?  Play along with me on this please.
I just used regular wallpaper paste so it would be removable if I change my mind so I wasn't sure it would even stick on the powder-coated surface.  I got up this morning and it hadn't popped off so I think I'm good to go.  I would still like to cover up those "Husky" logos.  Does any girl really dig the word Husky in her girl cave, let me ask you??  The logos are dimensional so I haven't quite figured out what to do about them.  I am open to suggestions!
I hope you are all having a safe and happy Fourth of July!


Into Vintage said...

I was trying to think of a way to change 'Husky' into another word by adding a letter like 'Phusky' or 'Jhuskey' but none of the combinations made actual words (assuming that's important). Clever use of the wallpaper!

Annette said...

That is definitely a girly tool chest now and I love it! I wouldn't have thought of wallpaper. I'm drawing a blank for the logos but I'll be interested to see what you come up with!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Would a magnet work over the Husky name? Same size and covered in the cute wallpaper? Or a strip of vintage bling glued over that area? Fun project and you did a great job on it.

oldgreymare said...

Great solution and great storage!
have a great week :D

Anonymous said...

Usually the emblem is just held on with some kind of adhesive - if you take a heat gun to it (carefully, so as not to blister the paint) the emblem should peel off.

- A guy who found this flowery toolbox by searching for other, used toolboxes. haha