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Repurposed Vintage Toolbox

I've taken an old, rusty toolbox with chipped paint and turned it into a piece that can be used for display or as a box to hold things. The toolbox was painted with mustard yellow chalk paint, distressed and antiqued. A hand painted design was also painted the whole way around the toolbox. Vintage book pages were decoupaged inside the box. The piece still looks old, but looks fresh and updated. There are many more pictures and a detailed description on my blog, so have a look!

To see more: http://andersonandgrant.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-repurposed-toolbox.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jun 21, 2013

    It looks great! I like how you used the book pages inside. Nice touch!

  • Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor - Renee
    Rustic Crafts & Chic Decor - Renee Grand Rapids, MI
    on Jun 21, 2013

    LOVE this!

  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Jun 21, 2013


  • Andrea R
    Andrea R
    on Jun 23, 2013

    I thought I thought of everything to re-do old things,but this is yet another way of getting use of an old toolbox. My father is gone now,but there are several old toolboxes of his,that i didn't really think to use as they are,but now you've inspired me to do something with them,thanks and now I can put dads old toolboxes on display!

  • Lory Keller
    Lory Keller Minot, ND
    on Jun 23, 2013

    Absolutely love this idea! I even have a crusty toolbox to make one myself. No blog yet, but I've shared to my FB page, UPCycle! Furniture :)

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