Rifle case to an end of bed stool!

Rifle case to an end of bed stool!

One weekend a few years ago I met a lovely "collector of interesting stuff". He gave me the opportunity of rummaging around his chaotic (yet organised!) piles of treasures. Among other things, I brought two vintage rifle cases from him.

The instant I saw them I knew exactly what I do with it. I could visualise a fab bench seat for the end of the bed, with some handy storage inside it. And I was right, this ended up looking great!

Here is how you can get the same look at home: 

  1. Mount some  legs to the underside. 
  2. If its easy to do so, remove the hardware such as catches, handle and hinges.
  3. Give the case a light sand with 120 grit sandpaper, working in the direction of the grain. 
  4. Stain with Voodoo Molly Vintage Stain.
  5. Using a stencil from Mollies Make & Create, add some numbers/letters (optional)
  6. Use Voodoo Molly Vintage Clearcoat in Semi-Gloss or Low Sheen to give it a protective polyureathane finish. 
  7. Put the hardware back on.
  8. Inside the case, line with felt or leather. Use contact spray adhesive to stick it in. 

Have you repurposed something before? Comment below. 

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Posted: Tue 14 Aug 2018

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