Even Guys Need Roses…Or Rather Mancave Storage

How to show a guy you love and appreciate him?diamond-plate-truck-storage-box-diy-project-turned-garage-storage.jpg

By bringing home a $15 truck tool box from a garage sale! Com’on what self respecting man doesn’t like diamond plate? It’s practically on every tractor, fire engine, and monster truck!

Luckily hubby knew this was a man cave project for him and not going to be some random piece of junk about to collect dust. He loved the idea even more when I told him what it was going to replace in the garage…

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These disgustingly old, spider harboring, rubbermaids. The truck box was going to be storage for the camp chairs, extra golf clubs and other Mancave randomness.

I did have to make some modifications to the truck storage box, before cramming it full of boy junk. First I marked the bottom corners of the storage box with a sharpie, where the cart wheels were going to be placed.truck-storage-diamondplate-turned-garage-storage-diy-ideas.jpg

Next I drilled holes at each sharpie point.

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Since the flecks of metal and remnants were sharp I cleaned up with a handheld vacuum after each set of holes (to prevent metal splinters finding their way into the pups paws)

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Then using washers, screws, and nuts, we added the four cart wheels, then securing them on the inside of the box.

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This turned out to be one of the easiest DIY man cave projects year to date! (I also got a few wife points in the process.) It’s not everyday that I bring home garage sale junk that is hubby approved. Now the before and newly improved garage storage…

Before

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After

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Who knew diamond plate was the man equivalent of “roses”, and not just for monster trucks anymore?

Happy Sunday everyone!

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