The beginning of a quirky DIY toolbox revolution

Reclaimed wood toolbox kits with branch handles, created by FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Today I woke up in a rather sleepy mode. Shaking my head free of the cobwebs, I flat out realized I wasn’t ready to start my day quite yet. I had worked the dayjob the day before, then blogged at night, so I was lacking some sleep for sure.

Isn’t that the beauty of self employment though? It sure is!

After sending off my boy to school, I returned for a few more dreamy dreams, then finally started my day. Then I glanced at my dayplanner and gasped…

Reclaimed wood toolbox kits with branch handles, created by FunkyJunkInteriors.net

I had some work to do! With the friendly BFF Monday challenge creeping up between my friend and I, I needed to get busy and put a few of these toolbox kits together left over from the Expo event!

pallet wood reclaimed wood toolbox kits by FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Can one even possibly call this kinda stuff work?! I sure can’t. Each quirky detail came together flawlessly because everything had been precut to size prior when making the kits. 

pallet wood reclaimed wood toolbox kits by FunkyJunkInteriors.net

With no two being even remotely alike, they each felt like a brand new build. If you were to ask me if toolboxes have personalities, I’d offer up an astounding YES.

pallet wood reclaimed wood toolbox kits with branch handles by FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Being a nature lover, branches did their thing and became rustic handles. Reclaimed wood odds and sods  formed fun looks and created different uses. These are very fun to make!

pallet wood reclaimed wood toolbox kits with branch handles by FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Lest you think I’m going into a big production on toolboxes, I don’t think I am, but stranger things have happened. My intent today is a little different. 

I’m creating some new ways to encourage creative types with or without building experience to push a few boundaries of their own, all through these little guys. Some in a personal workshop way, some in a take it home and make it there way, and finally, a way to read it at your leisure and build it when you wanna way.

And once I figure it all out, you’ll be the first to know!

The beginning of a quirky DIY toolbox revolution is indeed taking over my world. Beware… they are rather addicting. :)

BFF… it’s nearly Monday. Are you ready for this?!

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  1. You are so incredibly talented Donna! I love how you can see ordinary scrap stuff in a totally different way and make something beautifully quirky, cute and useful out of it! Whatever you have planned, I’m excited for you!
    ~Siggie

  2. Donna: I hear a box of scrap wood calling my name in the garage. Toolboxes…I see some counter/office organization coming my way. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Can’t I just buy on of yours?? Like the one with the 4???? Love your blog and all your creative thoughts and ideas! Thanks for inspiring us!

    PS: I never know what I am supposed to put when I am asked to write in the Website box above……yours?? :) OK, now you officially know I am an old lady!

  4. They are PERFECT!! But of course, expected nothing less. Monday is going to be an exciting day. Full of pictures I can hardly wait to see and the start of a story I can hardly wait to read and follow.

  5. I love them! We have an invasive buckthorn problem in our area so we’re always looking for ways to use this unending supply of wood. My husband built a fence around our yard out of felled buckthorn trees. I see possibilities now for box handles — lots of them. Perhaps toolboxes (minus the bottom) in a flower garden: small plants in each section with the tool boxes creating their own border.

  6. I’m sure you creative gal’s well get it all done, waiting to see them have fun doing what you love!! Sunshine in calif. today :D

  7. Donna – I have all the materials for some DIY tool boxes – I just need the time and encouragement. Thank you for the nudge :) Have a wonderful warm weekend.

  8. I can never figure out the measurements for the sides and fronts and bottoms to match up. One seems longer or too short…. Maybe you can help with that in one of your posts.

  9. I’ve been wanting to make one of these since I saw your first one ages ago. They don’t look that hard to do, so I hope to finally get one or two done in the next bit. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
    Debbie ::)

  10. I LOVE these! Would be so cute with my industrial decor dining room makeover that I am in the middle of. I really have to invest in some tools…saws especially!

  11. I am so inspired by your beautiful creations and would love to win a toolbox kit as I have a very tiny kitchen with limited drawer space, I could put kitchen tools in the box as well as display it proudly!

  12. Donna you are AMAZING!!!! I am absolutely obsessed! I can see this gem sitting in the kitchen with all of my cooking utensils…. no the dining room table with some fantastic “growies”… hmmm maybe in the living room holding all of our remotes! Porch… holding the dogs leashes and potty bags… oh man the possibilities are endless!!! Thank you Donna for being such a wonderful inspiration!