PJ 228 – salvaged tool boxes

Toolboxes and their many salvaged ways to use them via FunkyJunkInteriors.net 

 Welcome to Party Junk 228 – Salvaged Tool Boxes

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My passion for salvaged tool boxes grows deep! They are incredibly versatile for any season, and so easy (and cheap) to make! Here are a few of my favs…

Organized jute and twine storage in a tote by Unskinny Boppy

Jute storage in a craft room via Unskinny Boppy

Beth not only organizes her craft room, she makes it beautiful with this adorable dedicated twine and jute caddy styled toolbox. Want!

Bringing in the tools indoors, vintage industrial farmhouse style by Breida with a B

Vintage industrial farmhouse tool storage via Breida with a B

Breida throws caution to the wind and organizes her tools INSIDE the house. Now that’s not only genius, it’s gorgeous too!

Reclaimed wood business card holder toolbox by FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Toolbox Business Card Holder via Funky Junk Interiors

Hosting a talk on all things toolboxes at an event, my cards needed their own little toolbox for the road too! How perfect is this mini toolbox with sections?

Metal toolbox charging station by Funky Junk Interiors
Toolbox charging station via Funky Junk Interiors

Your electronics can charge vintage style inside a rusty ol’ metal toolbox in the kitchen. The added tray is such a hidden paperwork storage bonus!

Toolbox sidetable with hidden storage via FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Toolbox side table via Funky Junk Interiors

A large toolbox on wheels becomes a side table loaded with hidden storage… for all those remotes! YES! Problem finally solved.

Pretend toolbox Christmas presents via FunkyJunkInteriors.net
Toolbox presents via Funky Junk Interiors

Stacked toolboxes indeed can become presents. They’d still be a present to me without all the fancy wrap! Isn’t that rusty brown one delicious?

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19 thoughts on “PJ 228 – salvaged tool boxes

  1. When you find / acquire something new-to-you, do you clean it at all before you put it to use?

    I started reading your blog some time back when I started researching how to build things with pallets, and your tutorial on how to find safe wood came up. Thanks for that!!

    • Hi Kathy! Hot soapy water is generally enough to wash most anything. Some wood pieces I may lightly sand instead. It really all depends on what is found. For metal toolboxes you may even need a degreaser. Any rust you can’t remove or don’t wish to, a matte sealer of some sort is also a good idea.

  2. Toolboxes are my very favorite thing to make! I love all of them. I’m thinking a combination of Beth’s string toolbox and Donna’s business card box…. I better get busy! Great inspiration here today!!

  3. You inspire me so much. I wish we weren’t so far apart because I’d love to meet you. My hubs and I are funky junky people also. I pin so much from you website, or just save pictures and am constantly showing my non-techy hubs. Thanks for hosting and for being a huge inspiration to me. You on my bucket list of people I want to meet.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

    • Shannon, how so very kind of you, thank-you! I’d love to meet you too! Thanks for sharing my work (even with the non tech hubby) and your return visits. Soooo appreciated! 🙂

  4. Hi Donna, I love old toolboxes and pick them up whenever I run across one. Especially red ones! Love the display in the white cabinet! Thanks for the fun theme.

  5. Okay I’m impressed. My junk tends to look like junk but yours and the others all look so cool. One of these days I’ll get it right. LOL
    thanks for sharing

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