Well now, almost a year later, I have finally gotten around to giving it a new life. I took it apart, sanded it down (just enough to get the bigger bumps and bruises out), painted it my aqua (of course), added some shiny new hardware to it and a fancy new back, and put it back together again. And VOILA!... what was old is new again.
The glass cleaned up really nice. Once I scrubbed off all of the icky stuff that was stuck to it, it was like new again. You can see where I scrubbed just a tad too hard and some of the R came off. Oops.
The inside especially makes me happy. Just can't go wrong with some happy scissors peeking out at you.
Now I have a new place to keep my works in progress, or tools, or..... well, I haven't quite figured out exactly what it's new purpose will be, but doesn't it look so nice sitting in it's new home?
And of course, it wouldn't be mine, unless I had some toys or other geekery to adorn it. Not sure this is the right mix for it though. I may have to go find some new toys just for my happy little box.
I have been experimenting with some new ideas for the shop.