Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Stripped Tin Boxes

Stripped Tin Boxes on Martha Stewart Crafts, found via Oh Happy Day
Jordan says to look for old cookie tins at the thrift store. I just might have to make a trip this week. And buying the paint stripper might actually encourage me to start on the refinishing projects for our bedroom.

"Look for attractive shapes -- beneath the worn exterior is a bright surface. Work in a well-ventilated area, preferably outdoors; if you work indoors, wear a protective mask. Cover your work surface with newspaper. Remove paint with nontoxic paint stripper, following the manufacturer's instructions. Use a razor blade to peel remaining paint from the boxes without damaging the underlying surface. With medium steel wool, remove rust spots, and smooth away pits in the metal; sand any resulting scratches with fine-grain sandpaper. Polish the boxes' surfaces with metal or tin polish for a rich, mellow shine."

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