On the weekend, I went to stage a friend’s living room and was on the hunt for a table centerpiece. They know me well and allow me to walk their property and junk shed for my kinda ‘loot’.
I came across a lovely old wooden tool tote that was long forgotten, full of old nails and such. After I removed the content, I hosed down the little cuteness and requested some jars of all sizes.
And was VERY delighted when I was handed some old bottles as well!
And then my friend handed me two jars of buttons! With old galvanized lids no less. Well… now THIS would be my kinda cool indeed. The buttons did not get dumped.
So I continued to walk through the garden and found pretty this’s and that’s for each jar.
Happy with my gatherings, I tweaked the arrangement until it all looked great from all angles.
The centerpiece looked adorable on the woodsy table, which I didn’t get a shot of. Whoops!
Why tool totes make great centerpieces
The handle makes it so easy to lift the works when it’s time to dine.
This one is shallow, allowing for conversation over top.
It can be changed on a whim, and even used for cutlery in the center sections if desired.
At Christmas I also did up another wooden tote for a centerpiece for the same friends. Gosh I love these things!
If you’re fortunate to come across one of these wonders, just be smarter than me and ensure you convince the owners it’s JUNK and you should bring it to the dump FOR them. Lesson learned.
I melt with these things. Anyone with me?
What cool thing have you done with these tool totes?