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)
Loving the pretty face of these Dahlias :)
Loving the pretty face of these Dahlias :)
Me new baby!! Love flowers :)
Me new baby!! Love flowers :)
My before shot.
My before shot.
It's a little beat up but it just adds to the charm!
It's a little beat up but it just adds to the charm!
Busy pilling it up with flowers.
Busy pilling it up with flowers.
Yum. I love our Summers. Short, so even sweeter!!
Yum. I love our Summers. Short, so even sweeter!!
My after shots are not the best in the bright light... and it's really heavy now so hard to move to a better location. lol
My after shots are not the best in the bright light... and it's really heavy now so hard to move to a better location. lol
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage

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  • Jean
    on Feb 10, 2016

    Very nice! Did you actually plant the flowers into the soil in the planter, or are they in pots? Also, did you put any kind of finish on the toolbox itself? I would want to be sure to preserve it! Thanks.

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  • Kathy Radigan
    on Sep 2, 2012

    Love it! What a great idea.

  • E. Martemucci
    on Jun 13, 2017

    Love it!! I bought one at a flea market and did the same, but I love when it's a family member's much better. You are right, they are very heavy!
    BEAUTIFUL

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