So a while back my man got the idea to get a vintage first aid kit for the front hallway to store keys. I thought perfect fathers day gift. After dealing with someone really annoying on Etsy, I ended up settling on one that I didn't think was so great. I was right, he didn't like it, it wasn't even vintage. Oops. So I decided to try and revive it. I forgot to take a before picture, but it looked much like the following:
I spread paint stripper all over, let it set and scrubbed away. I had to use Brasso to scrub off all the rust. I bought cheapo stencils from staples and used old paint, then a gloss protector.