Blame it on our currently blustery weather! It. Is. COLD. And we west coaster Canadians aren’t use to it.
So this year, a cheater idea came to mind. How about a toolbox shelf?
I love not having to build everything from scratch if possible! And this worked.
stencils – I used Hot Cocoa Bar and Winter Graphics stencils from HERE
paint – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Chocolate for the letters, Casement for the snowflakes, Fort York Red for the coasters
dark wax – I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Antique Wax
The toolbox shelf
1. Pick a toolbox!
One for the top, and one for inside the toolbox, if you desire to add more depth to the shelf part.
3. Match up the boards to the toolbox if desired.
Since the toolbox was stained dark, I chose to go for a wood toned look, darkening these boards with Miss Mustard Seed’s Antique Wax I was given awhile back. It’s super dark, so this did the trick beautifully!
Find Hot Cocoa Bar and Winter Graphics stencils HERE
Hot Cocoa was centred, then held in place with masking tape. Using a very dry brush, the inside of the letters were tapped, filling them in with paint.
The snowflakes were added in a super random placement, using all three sizes.
5. Mount a secondary board underneath if desired, to hang mugs. (I love the look!)
*Tip: You will need to add blocks of wood for spacers for the 2nd board if you desire to use S hooks. My walls have a board and batten treatment offering the space.
6. Mount the toolbox to the wall.
Place level on tip, and install with one screw, level, then secure with more screws.
Tip: You may need wall anchors if you plan to add lots of weight to your toolbox shelf.
Coasters are so easy to make, and super customizable. They would make super inexpensive gifts!
1. Cut chunks of wood to desired size. Coat with paint if desired.
2. Stencil bits and pieces of various designs. So fun!
Hot Cocoa anyone?
I think my fav part is the white snowflakes with the brown toned letters. That just spells chocolate and marshmallows!
Which I’m totally overdue for. Do you stock this stuff year around?
I could see it working anywhere space is tight. Would be a neat writing station, coffee bar, a bathroom towel shelf, or even a laundry shelf, using the bar for hanging clothes on hangers…
Hmmm… I think this little toolbox shelf has a new home already…
Think you’ll make one? What would you use it for?
Find more Old Sign Stencil project ideas HERE
Other hot cocoa stations I’ve created:
Disclosure: I was given the Fusion paint and MMS Wax to create content with. I love both products, and use them constantly! The stencils are from my own stencil line. Love them too! 🙂