Upcycle a Metal Locker

Check out my Youtube video for this easy project on converting a metal locker into a great storage solution for our daughter's bedroom.

Step 1: Found an Old Metal Locker

We found an old metal locker at a flea market in our area. Got a great deal @ $20.00.

Step 2: Locker Was in Pretty Good Shape

It only had minor rust damage, but nothing too serious

Step 3: A Great Find!

The locker is 6'6"h X 15"w X 18"D

Step 4: Sanding

Decided to use 60 grit sand paper and my orbital sander.

Step 5: More Sanding

Took about 30 minutes to do.

Step 6: More Sanding...

What i couldn't hit with the sander i did myself with a piece of 80 grit

Step 7: Paint!

Took it outside and used 4 cans of "grape" spray paint from the big box store. easy!

Step 8: Added the Bling

My wife hit it with one can of glitter paint.

Step 9: The Color Pops!

Step 10: Let It Dry

kept it outside to dry for a few hours.

Step 11: Done!

Super Easy project that has turned into a great storage solution!



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    You take the fear out of rust and age, Eric. The finished unit is perfect, and I'm sure your little girl will want to keep it in her possession forever! (Little girls are like that). lol.

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    2 years ago

    Very nice! I actually have an old locker just like yours. Your makeover looks great! :)

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