Hey friends. Got another recent project that has been on the back burners for a while. The difference with this one is I knew what I've wanted to do to it since day one! The local airport was doing away with these outdated runway boxes and I got word that many were headed to the dump for scrap value. I had to step in! Haha.
The light box was built like a tank. After finally getting the initial bolts off, I could see what I was dealing with inside. It was a lot more work at that point. There was a fair amount of wires and lots of gunk from years of use. Not to mention years of sun-baked bird poop on the outside. Don't worry -- it's completely gone now!
The first step was a very thorough visit with the power washer and magic eraser. And then some more elbow grease after that. I took the back acrylic panel out and reinstalled the front panel into the back slot to allow room for the custom shelves.
I made custom shelves and distressed them and lastlly added some vintage yardsticks across the front for more character.
I left the original markings on the top to give the history of the cool structure.
Measurements: 57" tall; 27" wide; 10" deep.