This is an old missile storage box that I restored. I found it in a junkyard, and I thought it had some potential. Before, it had paint all over it, so I sanded it off. There was a possibility that their was lead in the paint, so I wore a mask. When I sanded the paint off, there were new things that I found, like all the words in the picture above! After I completed sanding, I covered the whole thing in polyurethane. You can tell the real difference between the before and after when you actually feel the difference. I sanded it a ton, so now it is really smooth.
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This is a before picture
 
 

Before

This is a before after of an accordion case that I restored. It is also kind of a before after for a new camera that I got. My pictures will be much better now. There are a lot of things that I changed. I rubbed the leather with shoe polish, cleaned the metal parts with tarnish remover, and I refurbished the inside with some new fabric. 

After