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Home Depot Themed Work Bench

This is how I spent my Thanksgiving weekend

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This is where I have been keeping my tools. I decided I wanted to clean up and organize this for a proper workshop. At first I considered getting rid of the steel cabinet and building a wood work bench. After some thought I decided it would look very sharp to clean this up and paint it in HD Orange and Black.


This is a close up of how rusty and grimy the cabinets were:


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Notice how clean it is where the handles are located. I removed those and soaked them in a 1:1 solution of hot water and white vinegar. After soaking them for a while I took them out and scrubbed them with an old toothbrush. They look brand new!


My first step was to sand down the cabinets (of course wearing a protective mask) to get a good starting surface. Based on the recommendation of the paint desk at my local store I selected Rust-Oleum Preventative Primer (102-365). This would help address the rust problems and also give me a great surface to paint over. This is how the cabinets looked after 2 coats of the primer:


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Next I painted the cabinets black while keeping the two middle doors bare so I could use my nice orange color. I continued the HD color theme onto the pegboard since I wanted to do something a little different. Both paint colors used the Glidden Premium High Gloss (446-025). Here are the results:


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I also added a Husky Storage cabinet (already had the sticker at my house):


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To finish the project I purchased the 43 Piece Pegboard Organizer Kit from Crown Bolt (472-944). This was a great starter kit and I only had to get a few additional pieces to meet my needs. Hard to believe how far this project came. I started with nothing and ended up with this!


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I'm so happy with how this project turned out! Everything from the paint to the pegboard to the hardware used to create this was from HD! 


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Posted 2012-11-26T00:18:39+0000  by CoastalClass CoastalClass

That looks great! I didn't even realize at first that you used the same cabinet.




Posted 2012-11-26T15:22:53+0000  by Chris_HD_ATL

What an amazing job you did. I really like how you incorporated the peg board in your overall color theme.


You really showed how you can take a cabinet in bad condition and turn it in to something awesome.


Great job. Thanks for the SKU numbers you used on your project. 

Posted 2012-11-26T17:13:12+0000  by Ken_HD_OC

Awsome!  Now what's your first project going to be?:smileylol:

Posted 2012-11-26T18:05:35+0000  by Kevin_HD_ATL

Incredible job!!!

You have inspired me to make a new work space in my basement! Having a bright, clean, organized, station dedicated and ready at any time for fixing and creating projects is a DIY ers dream come true!!   My favorite part is that you made the old cabinets, new again!!    Well done!

Posted 2012-11-27T15:01:32+0000  by Maureen_HD_BOS
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