My in-laws have totally been holding out on me.
A few weeks ago, my mother-in-law and I were wondering through the garage gathering items for a yard sale and what did we stumble across?
My father-in-law’s old army locker.
Just sitting there.
Waiting to be made into something awesome.
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Here’s how this baby started out.
Well, maybe I shouldn’t say that’s how it started out. Of course, at one time it was the standard army color for lockers. Then my father-in-law said he plastered paisley fabric on it during his hippie days. And at some point it was yellow? So, the photo above is how it looked when I got it.
I sanded it down and scraped off some remaining glue left behind from the paisley days, then gave it a coat of primer.
What did you use to prime the piece with, you ask?
I used Kilz primer on this one and………
The new kid in town.
I’m seriously having trouble with this.
I thought that nothing could top my HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer. As you well know, I had been through other paint sprayers before and they were terrible. I had given up hope on ever finding a good paint sprayer. Then fate stepped in, and I fell in love with my Finish Max the first time I used it on this project.
Yes, I just referred to fate having a hand in my love for my Finish Max.
The Finish Max wasn’t just good, it was great. No runs, no drips, no messes.
And then fate stepped in again.
In the form of the new HomeRight Finish Max Pro.
Just when I thought that HomeRight products couldn’t get more amazeballs, they proved me wrong.
This new paint sprayer is essentially the same as the regular Finish Max, it just has even more of a fine finish than the regular one.
I know – that’s hard to imagine.
If you have a HomeRight Finish Max, you know what I’m talking about. The finer finish comes from this hose that continually blows air through the sprayer.
All you do is attach the hose to the gun and turn it to lock it in as shown in the photo above. The other end goes into the main housing of the paint sprayer.
You still mix your paint as you normally would with the regular Finish Max and you can still adjust the spray pattern and volume of paint coming out.
And it still works by simply plugging it in, flipping the “on” switch and pulling the trigger.
No air tank needed.
So, back to the army locker. After priming it, I gave it a coat of mint green and then a polycrylic top coat.
I gave the top a few coats of chalkboard paint to grow the budding artist’s talent.
I added a cute little “L” to the bottom corner of the chest.
Everything needs a monogram or initial on it.
Don’t worry about the clean-up of the new kid. The Finish Max Pro is still just as easy to clean as the regular Finish Max which you can read about here. I know what you’re thinking – paint doesn’t go through that long tube, just air. You don’t have to wash it out every time.
And no, you can’t have my regular Finish Max. Its still amazing.
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