I’m a little addicted to reclaimed wood toolboxes.
But if you’re a regular here, you already know that. So why should Christmas be any different? 🙂
But with a twist of course. This one illuminates, thanks to shutters!
Remember my story on landing all these shutters from my neighbour?
Slowly, I’m finding ways to use them. Aside from my funky wall in the workshop, I felt this shutter toolbox would be a super cool way to help illuminate my rather darkish kitchen. And it sure does!
So… I built this in the evening in low light, so I don’t have any tiny step by steps. But it’s so basic you won’t need them…
How to make an illuminated Christmas shutters toolbox
What you’ll need:
Two short boards for the sides.
Two shutters for the front and back.
A branch for the handle.
1. Cut two boards to desired height for the sides. Shape the top square edges if desired.
2. Pre drill holes in the 4 corners of the shutters.
3. Screw shutters onto the two sides.
Don’t worry about a bottom. You don’t need one. It’s sturdy enough without.
But you could certainly have one if you want it. I just didn’t have enough wood, plus I wanted the lights to sit on my metal kitchen island anyway.
Cheating is indeed allowed here. 🙂
5. Line the bottom of the toolbox with low heat mini lights.
6. Add jars or ? filled with water, add fresh cut greens and decorate!
One screw attaches the branch from the outside. So easy.
Plus I needed this shot in here to see that amazing bokah effect again. 🙂
Fresh cranberries and faux snow add a little extra ho ho ho.
I ran out of spray snow, but this is actually easier to clean, since I’ll be moving this guy to my kitchen island. So be sure and come back and see it in action! 🙂
What I love most about it?
The greens are real, is much safer than burning real candles, and can be used year around with different decor.
Or just make another. 🙂
But for today…
It’s all about a wild and crazy rustic kinda Christmas.
Kinda makes you want to sit down, chug that Christmas coke, flick off the overhead lights and admire it, don’t you think? 🙂
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