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Monday, February 21, 2011

Airsofting and a new cool box!

 A lot of you gals were not familiar with air softing.
Paint ball seemed to be a bit more popular.
My son is 13 and this is his thang!
I had to ask him permission for this post, as I have to start respecting his privacy as a teenager.
Some of his friends caught wind of my blog at school, and let's just say, his new name for the day was Debbiedoo's...NOT COOL!
So anyhow he said because this is COOL, I can post it.
Airsoft is an activity used primarily for recreation where replica firearms shooting 6mm or 8mm plastic rounds are used for personal collection, gaming (similar to Paintball), or professional training purposes (Military Simulations and Police training exercises).
As you can see he takes it pretty serious!
 While Mike and I were antiquing the other day, and yes for the record I forgot my camera....
We found this cool Old Tool box. I thought this is perfect for Alex's airsoft equipment.  His room was a disaster otherwise, and I was pretty much forbidden to touch his stuff....again, it's that ole respect thing a Mother has to do as well.
It was the perfect size too.  Oh BTW we scored it for 85.00 bucks. I thought that was pretty good considering, the cabinets we were looking at like at Sears, were over $200.00 and they were not even wood.

 I painted it a color called Duckeywood, by dutchboy.  It was perfect.  I bought the stencils at Walmart and we added the initials of his team and his initials on the bottom.
Perfecto, I have one happy organized Airsoftin son!
Newbie party still goings on HERE
and I forgot to mention my other website HERE

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Blogger Kellee the Caffeinated said...

Oh man airsofting brings back painful memories of teenager-hood for me... My brother would get me when I least expected it. Where the heck were my over-protective parents when he was aiming for my poor poor skinny (only part of me that is skinny) ankles???? OUCH!!!!

February 21, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger ARudd said...

Nice box! I can totally relate. I have a 13 year old who is as I write in the neighborhood airsoft field they made. Love the box and you know you are cool if the 13 year old approves :)

February 21, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, that is great that you asked him first. I had not heard of this new thing either. My son in law the cop loves paint ball so I am sure he knows about this, too. The box looks great. Just like someone in the army might have.

February 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

My 39 year old son used to do Paintball til the economy hit and his eldest is now 10 and wants to go so badly. They do play Laser Tag when we take them to FunDepot. I've not really heard much on airsofting. That box is sure something my guys would love to have.

February 21, 2011 at 5:34 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Oh Debbie, the box does indeed looks very cool! I bet your son loves it.

Enjoy your evening,

February 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

When your son is done with it, I would so grab it up, put some casters under it, and call it a coffee table. :)

February 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'll be honest. That first pic scared me a little. Then I remembered you live in the south...he-he... But, I adore the trunk.

February 21, 2011 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Chrissy said...

Oh I can definitely relate with the teenage son mentality and the paint ball equipment needs to be contained :)
What a great deal on your gear box and the color is so cool for a teenage boy.
Thanks for sharing.

February 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger La said...

Jordan is 21 and he is all about Airsoft. I just don't get it. He comes home with welts from the pellets. There's some big tournament in California he wants to go to.

February 21, 2011 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That box turned out SO great...just perfect for what he needs! You really did a great job!!

February 21, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

You have eyes for finding wonderful things, Debbie! The tool box turned out fantastic.

February 21, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Wow, I never heard of this activity, but I haven't had a teen in the house for a long time. However, I still remember this was the age when I easily embarrassed my son, and definitely NO hugs in public--ha! You are a great mom, and I love the storage box you revived for your son's equipment. Great going! no-blog Peggy

February 21, 2011 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Olive said...

I love the paint color and I can think of many uses for this if he did not want it for college later on.

February 21, 2011 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love this project! The box looks great!!!

February 21, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger linda said...

wow this is the perfect box Alex must be in heaven :)

February 21, 2011 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow what a lucky guy! Paint ball was expensive and only done at places that coordinated the events, but it looks like they can do this anytime. Ouch, does it hurt?


February 21, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

I'm glad he allowed you to post this...always interesting to see what the young folks are into these days. I know they had a blast!

LOVE your coasters ~ they look so neat. I'm sure the basket was a great surprise for the bride & groom. Love to do things like that!
I know your boobs are ok...but I understand the apprehension. I have a "place" that sometimes gives me a problem...and always, it's something there from birth.

Hope you're having a great week! I'm off to check on the newbies. I still think this is a grand gesture on your part. :-)


February 21, 2011 at 9:49 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Pretty cool! My kids did the paint ball thing...always something new for the kids...and how great that you are so supportive of him being involved in it. There has been an outcry against it in several areas because of the "guns"...well, soon enough they grow up and go off to war and get REAL guns...sad as that is.

What a great storage box...and it looks very military-ish which I'm sure he thinks is pretty cool. You're a good MOM! Hugs-Diana

February 21, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hey Deb. You're the best. Thanks for letting me know about the .
I think I'm all fixed now. Only a true friend would let me know that. I really wasn't talking about you with the white background and that rambling chick posting. You do just fine the way you do. But, I'm liken' the dots. Off to have a quick stroll around and see who's out there tonight.

February 21, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

My brother was in that *sport* too and my kids did it for awhile with him and they loved it...great paint job for that box!

February 21, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

I can't wait till my son wakes up tomorrow so I can show him this post! He and his friends have regular airsoft wars at a local field that has huge rock piles--perfect places to hide. It is THE thing among his friends and even some of the girls are getting their own guns and joining the fun. He's got two guns now and I'm sure once he sees your son's helmet he's going to want one.

I love the storage box and the color. Did it come with those compartments or did you have to install those?

February 22, 2011 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Hi Debbie,
I love the new box, very cool! I've never heard of airsofting, but it sounds fun! Thanks for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

February 22, 2011 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Debbie, you have earned yourself the "Coolest Mom" award! Totally love this project and I bet your boys did too! Have a great day :D

February 22, 2011 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I've never heard of airsofting, but then again, I have girls! We never even had video games until Santa brought us a Wii 2 years ago! Love, love, love, the tool box. You chose the perfect paint to make the tool chest look old, but in new condition! Looks fantastic!

February 22, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

My 14yo has a couple of paintball guns and an airsoft gun. He likes to go into the woods behind our house with the airsoft gun, but uses the paintball guns more with his friends.

Love the chest! How nice for your son to have such a great place to store his guns and equipment.

February 22, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Airsofting!! I actually would love to try this I think it would be loads of fun, ask your son if us bloggers can get together and shoot at each other,hehehe,joke!

Love the box, this gives me another great idea, there is an old box in the shop,hmmmm,what can I re-purpose that for, boy the ideas are flooding in,thanks for all you do.

February 22, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Velvet Over Steel said...

My boys were into paintball in high school. Since they are older, I'm assuming this sport came after that, so No I had never heard of this before today. Very very cool how you decorated that 'rough' looking chest for him.
Love it! Oh & I'm trying to be more respectful of my sons in my post too. So hard when you're such proud mamas though, huh?! :-)

Hope you're having a Wonderful week, Debbie!!! ~ Coreen xoxoxo

February 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh no Debbie, your poor son! Kids can be so darn fresh sometimes. But I guess it's better to be teased a bit over mom's blog than something that would really upset him.

I have never heard of airsofting. It looks like fun & your son does look cool.

Nice score on the box. It looks great!

February 22, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Leave it to you to make him the coolest toolbox for his airsofting stuff. I never heard of it either.
Sending you good vibes for your call back.

February 22, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger lvroftiques said...

"Perfecto" I totally agree! Way cool! And airsofting has my name on it.....Help me get rid of some of my pent up annoyance at crack smokin' sellers LOL!....Yes I've been shopping AGAIN. *winks* Vanna

February 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oh look at that lil man! He looks like a Navy Seal:) My boys were so cute with their little guns and cami outfits...good times!

Hey, I can't view your new post. The Coffee Talk one:(

February 22, 2011 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Had to laugh at the "Debbiedoos" knickname! Kids are so funny! I bet he won't get anything but respect for this bit, though. That is one cool box!!!

February 22, 2011 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hey Debbie never heard of airsofting, paintball is what I know. What a great find and just the right size for all his equipment.I bet he loves it. Martina

February 22, 2011 at 4:50 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Great storage box and he's sure to appreciate it.

February 22, 2011 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love what you've done to the box. It looks great.

February 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I bet he is such a happy kid, it's neat that everything fits so well:)


February 22, 2011 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You did such a great job on this! I love boys...your posts always bring back memories of my kids! ♥

February 22, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Very cool box, very cool son, very cool post. He should be proud of his super Mom!

February 23, 2011 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is SO cool! I love what you did with that box!

February 23, 2011 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

The box looks great painted but I would have been tempted to leave it as is and just stencil it.

February 24, 2011 at 11:24 AM  

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