Monday, August 31, 2009

Toolbox metamorphosis…

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My neighbor David’s father made this toolbox. I swapped some wood for it, as I thought it would be good for storing quilting supplies. Cleaned it up and stocked it with quilting goodies. The scarves in the top of the box will be used to make a quilt some day.

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If you look closely at the right side of the picture below. David’s dad Wes punched holes to spell out his name Wes Smith…so cool.

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I used to have the quilting supplies in these baskets (see below). As I added more and more stuff it became too much for the baskets. I put some thin acrylic in between the baskets to keep the baskets from sagging and that helped. Now they will be used for Wii equipment…sometime this winter I will spend more time organizing them.

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Blogged for Between Naps on the Porch’s Met Monday, and blogged for Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures. Thanks Rhoda and Susan for hosting.

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Renee

11 comments:

KarenSue said...

I love to fine old boxes in garage sales. And I have a ton of those scarfs-maybe someday I will make a quilt-great idea.

My name is PJ. said...

Love the toolbox! Love it!!! You know, I have quilting supplies myself - all sorts and very organized - and I don't sew. I keep thinking someday.....

Theresa said...

Great use for that unique toolbox! Love your blog!

Jane said...

Great use for the old tool box...you look very organized.

Beverly said...

Great idea...I love the old wooden boxes

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

What a great use for that old toolbox! Love it!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

What a great transformation!

Jane

Elise said...

Well, hello - I just had to stop and leave you a note because you have such a fabulous blog. Your posts are interesting & you have wonderful pictures too. It's all perfect ! Thank you so much for sharing and best wishes ...

Its So Very Cheri said...

Love it, it is super shabby and absolutely cute.

I hope you'll come by for a visit.
Cheri Its So Very Cheri

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I sure wish i had been smart enough and forward thinking enough to keep all the wonderful trunks and boxes i used to have.

Great ideas!

I dont know if I have ever had the pleasure of you stopping by my blog... I would love you to stop by anytime.

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Wendy said...

Love that! It looks great!