Most days, I have high hopes that I’ll accomplish these great things that will shake the very ground I walk on.
Today started like that. But… I don’t know what happened. I think when I stay on the computer too long… well, I’m on the computer too long.
So once I finally lifted my head and looked around…
I made myself wander to the planner, to see what I SHOULD be doing.
But it was buried.
And I couldn’t even find the calendar.
3 strikes already, and I was still in my pjs.
In better days, this coffee themed 2×4 and pipe phone station shelf looks like this.
But my collection of files has grown over the past little while, and I knew storing them elsewhere would not work. This is where I need the info, and it’s where I know I will dump them again.
That’s when enough is enough, and a total reset in a given area was in order.
By reset, I gut everything except the main components.
Then, add stuff to hopefully solve the problem.
Once I snooped around in my junk stash, my eyes landed on this branch handled toolbox.
You’ve seen it many times. HERE is the original phone station helper, and HERE it is on its side as a shelf.
HERE is info on how to build one.
And probably 100 other places. This guy gets around!
But today, I felt it could become a good file holder.
Except for that stubborn screw inside. I couldn’t quickly find my drill, so I tried to shake it out, but no go.
And that’s when the pest became a perk.
Turns out, when the toolbox was placed behind the shelf on the window sill, the screw kept the files bottoms from slipping forward, when inserting them behind the branch.
So, I added a friend.
We’ll I’ll be… it worked great!
This toolbox has really low sides, so a back support is needed. (like my window, or this patio rail)
But I could certainly see if a taller back was mounted, it would be PERFECT on its own.
I may have to make one from scratch to prove my point. To myself.
This little toolbox file holder is going to come in mighty handy when I wish to tote all these files to my outdoor patio farm table office!
But better yet…
Crate shelves in the kitchen HERE
Farmhouse sign and dried flowers window valance HERE
Today became a pie in the sky day after all!
Well… for now, anyway.
Ironing board light post is HERE
Here’s a toolbox made from shutters that works well for this too! Also shown illuminated for Christmas.
5 thoughts on “Simple but effective branch handled reclaimed wood toolbox file holder”
This is beautiful ♥
Those boxs from shutters are just too cute, along with the shelf and table.
we could use two! One for the pile I make on our island for my hubby…Lol..so I can pick it up and put it away if needed. Another for my month end pile that sits by my computer. Easier if you have a cute toolbox to put away quickly 🙂
Last photo has me intrigued!!! The ironing board light thingy… More info? Is it a standard ironing board? And is at a chicken feeder light??? I have 2 vintage ironing boards (one was my moms’ a wedding gift from her sister 70 years ago) Love it!!!
I love everything in he post!
I just added a link to where the light was in a post. I didn’t do a tutorial, but did shoot it in this desk post. It’s just a vintage ironing board with a barn light. So simple!