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Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
11:55 AM

Post #9314154

I'm not sure of the condition it will be in when I pick it up later, but I was wondering if anyone has experiance with restoring old footlockers? I am assuming this will be one of the military types that seem to abound in this area. I am hoping to turn it into a toy chest for the kids.
And advice would be helpful, I will get pics once I pick it up later.
Thanks in advance,
~Cicca~

ifantail

ifantail
Englewood, FL

October 24, 2012
6:30 PM

Post #9314517

Paint it,for a girl, leave it as-is for a boy, they like that kind of army stuff , remove the latch so a little-one can't trap himself inside, the only thing I would worry about is the heavy lid slamming on a little head or fingers.
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
11:53 PM

Post #9314714

I was thinking the same thing, thankfully this one is really light.

I'll get a pic in the am, once I have a chance to test the lid hinges to make sure it won't slam down I can look at repainting it.
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

December 23, 2012
1:24 AM

Post #9365211

Oops! I forgot about this thread... My salty crackers, I'll get on it asap. Too cold now to paint but spring is just around the corner (I hope) =)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 23, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9365677

YOu might be able to buy a safety thing that keeps the lid from slamming, that you can install.
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

December 24, 2012
12:15 AM

Post #9365789

The lock part is all bent and gnarly not suitable for a childs toy box I'd be afraid they'd catch a sharp edge or get a little finger stuck in the gap, so I made the decision that come spring it will house either my sewing notions OR my garden equipment IE bag of soil, spade,watering can, etc.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 3, 2013
9:14 PM

Post #9374797

Garden storage sounds really nice and suitable for the locker.
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

January 6, 2013
11:57 PM

Post #9377766

That's what I was thinking I could set the stawrberries on it and not lose needed space on the patio.
I'd still like to do something with the ugly fabric chairs the blue color really annoys me it comes off as "manly" on my pretty patio, I wonder if I can find a sprayable fabric paint? Or would normal spray paint work? I don't want it cracking and chipping. Has anyone got an idea?
This is my fav area of the apartment weather permitting I spend more time out there than I do inside. It's my writing nook!
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 7, 2013
12:19 AM

Post #9377772

You can "paint on" fabric dye. I saw an article in a mag where they painted designs on throw pillows with fabric dye, like Rit.
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
6:18 AM

Post #9377898

I'll have to test a patch to see if I can bleach the blue out and then test to try that idea! :)
So much to do so little time!
The weather man is teasing me, said Saturday is going to be 68!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 7, 2013
7:53 AM

Post #9377985

We have ANOTHER couple of inches of snow. Sigh... glad I already have most of my supplies bought because I don't want to waste on my time traveling to the store.
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
8:16 AM

Post #9378014

Awww, I'll share my sunshine dear. :)
Just remember spring is nearly here!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

January 7, 2013
9:15 AM

Post #9378080

YES!!! And I planted more than 300 bulbs and I am praying they make it. They were planted late (shipped to me by a friend who was moving) so they didn't get optimal planting conditions/ timing.
Cicca
Herndon, VA
(Zone 6b)

January 7, 2013
9:39 AM

Post #9378108

Oh no! I lost a ton of plants to inopportune weather a few years back. I feel the pain.

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