Friday, November 21, 2014

Industrial Storage Cubby

Several weeks ago I found this large, very heavy, rusty, dirty, and scratched metal industrial storage cubby at a warehouse sale.  I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I loved the rustic charm, the decent price, and all 72 little compartments.  I did NOT love the stickers.

I shared it on my Facebook page asking for suggestions on how to remove the ugly stickers, and received over 200 comments.  Thank you all so much for your great ideas!  The advise ranged from Goo Gone to peanut butter, dish washing soap to turpentine, Citrus Splash air freshener to a heat gun, eucalyptus oil to a razor blade, and elbow grease to patience and a shot of tequila (my favorite).  

I went with what I had around the house, but nothing was going to completely remove these stubborn stickers.  If they had been more vintage looking I would have left them alone and saved myself a lot of trouble and tequila!

Time for plan Z.  

Someone suggested covering up the stickers with Washi tape; I didn't have any, but I did have a roll of chalkboard vinyl.

I cut the vinyl into 1" strips, slid the 36" strips through the slots, then called it done.  But wait.  I think it needs wheels.  Yes, it needs wheels, and wheels it will get if it doesn't sell and I end up keeping it.  

It'll be great for storing junk, stuff, misc, bits, pieces, parts, odds, and ends.

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