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Repurpose a Vintage Tool Box into a Planter

I have a really great Mother In Law and she gifted me a cool, old wooden tool box. I promptly turned it into a flower planter that happily resides on our sun deck! I just love it :) It's a super easy project. My favorite kind! (bonus, the deer can't reach it)

To see more: http://www.foxhollowcottage.com/2012/08/vintage-tool-box-turns-charming-planter.html

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  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, NY
    Shannon, I love this project and your flower is picture perfect! What a face :)
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  • Art is beauty
    Art is beauty Jenison, MI
    love this shan!!
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  • Linda @ it all started with paint
    So cute Shannon!
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  • Donna R
    Donna R Lumberton, TX
    I'm glad you didn't paint it because it looks perfect like it is and so natural with the flowers.
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  • The Micro Gardener - Anne
    Love this concept. Have made a few box planters from rescued timber boxes at farm sales. I used a clear lacquer to preserve the natural timber, drilled holes in the two short ends and threaded rope 'handles' through. I've also used them to house pine
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  • Nicolette T
    Nicolette T Carbondale, CO
    Love it! Too bad my old tool box is beat up metal.
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  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA
    @Nicolette T, same principle, holes, dirt, plants. Seal the outside if you love the colors or paint it first. Give the inside a coat or 2 of epoxy paint to keep the whole thing from rusting to pieces. 1 can of rustolium should do it inside and out.
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  • Melissa-TheHappierHomemaker
    I just love this!!
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  • Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage
    I have seen metal ones too! Totally cute also :)
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  • Eclectically Vintage - Kelly
    I love all toolboxes - wood, metal, big, small - I don't discriminate! Love your flower filled one!
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  • Trish & Bonnie {Uncommon Designs}
    Love it Shannon!! just stunning!!
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  • Roanna K
    Roanna K Sacramento, CA
    I am moving and I found my grandfather's tool box. He died in 1952 so it is quite aged and looks pretty good! I am thinking about using his tool box, full of some really old tools, and doing some planting myself.
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  • Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage
    Oh how fun Roanna. What a great find!!!!
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  • Diy Design Fanatic
    diy Design Fanatic Charlotte, NC
    Very pretty Shannon!
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  • Kathy Radigan
    Kathy Radigan East Northport, NY
    Love it! What a great idea.
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Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage

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