“Antique” tool bin
Most of us can’t afford a lot of real antiques. This leaves us no choice but to get creative, and get creative we shall.
I recently found these cute toolboxes in the “outdoor” section of a local dollar store. Two of them came home with me.
Cute, except for the corny label. I laid a wet dishcloth across the label, let it soak for a bit, and promptly dug out a putty knife and scraped that label off. I even got this neat “chippy” look after I scraped off the label.
I plan on adding a decal of some sort to it, maybe the word “TOOLS” or something. I’m not really sure where or how I’m going to use it.
Here are a few ideas from around the web:
Use it for seasonal decorating:
Use it in the kitchen to hold cutlery:
Use it to display flowers:
I don’t know which one of these ideas I’ll go with, but I can assure you, it will be one of these I just mentioned. You’ll have to check back to find out.
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