First I needed to find it a home. So I built a wood cart to go underneath an ugly fold out turned cool farmhouse style table.
And then that wood had to be cleaned. There was so much mould on it, I thought I’d have to throw most of it out. But… not a one needed to go. THIS proved to be the easiest way to clean reclaimed wood!
Then I was left with a pretty sweet cleaned up haul that was itchin’ to become so much more than planks from a falling down fence.
But, let’s look a little closer, because I have a few secrets to share with this new (old?) design.
This round, I angled the toolbox sides, but ensured the top edges were left original.
That’s really the trick to something looking authentically old… just use old stuff when you build.
And then… temptation got the better of me.
I had to do it…
The Farmers’ Market arrow stencil (* small kit is no longer sold, just Farmers’ Market large is avail* ) was used, but with a twist. See where the arrow jogs out wider after Farmers’? I just slid the stencil to the left to fill in that area so the arrow would be straight.
Now… what to do with this thing…
So yes! The toolbox makes a great rustic vase. Tuck water filled jars inside and just add cut flowers from the yard.
But how about something a little more productive?
You could store files if you built the box long enough like I did with my shutter toolbox.
Well, that was fun! But I wanted to try one more idea…
And boy did this drill handled toolbox of many talents look good in front of the mattress spring stencil holder in the paint studio.
What do you think Skye? Is the toolbox a keeper?
Bah! She’s a wise one.
Show time comes first. I guess I’ll just have to make another. For myself and the show.
I’m going to bring some plain so they can be decorated up as desired by their new owners.
What would you use it for?