Thursday, January 19, 2012

Project #5 What to do with an Old Tool box

I found this wonderful old tool box I just had to bring home. It was love at first site.
It had lots of yucky old tools in it and encrusted with dirt


It spoke to me... " I clean up nice"

and below is how I saw it in my head!
A bit of elbow grease and help from  my dearest friend, Mr Clean magic eraser, and it went from

to this:

And all dressed to party...filled with some chosen treasures, dried roses from my daughter's birthday, pretty china, vintage bottles.
In the Dining room.

 My centerpiece at the Dining table morphs from one thing to another all winter long, just to entertain myself!

In the summer hardly anything at all will happen in here. I will be busy entertaining myself on the beach.

That little birdhouse in the background corner was a thrifted find that I adore, and I filled it with those bottle brush trees that I'm keeping out all winter.

This way it reminds me of peering thru the garden gate of an old mansion in winter, as a child.

Here's hoping these are the only snow covered trees I see all winter!!

Off to the partays!!
~White Wednesday # 135~
Under $100 linky party


  1. Adorable vignettes Eileen. The toolbox makes a great centerpiece.

  2. Pretty vignettes! Love old toolboxes of all sizes! The best carriers for all items!

  3. Beautiful! I think I'm going to come and visit often!

  4. It looks wonderful and i adore the colour of your walls x

  5. It looks really nice as a centerpiece. You have beautifully accessorized. I have an almost identical box in my playroom filled to the rim with legos!

  6. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Vignettes Toolbox is adorable on your table..I also have one on my Kitchen Island. You did a beautiful job putting this all together sweet.
    Hope you come visit me I'm right next to you.
    XXOO Diane

  7. Very clever! I love your old tool box. I have something similar that I bought on Etsy...only it has legs. I use it as a holder for old vintage books. I love it.

  8. Soon I'm going to have on my blog what I do with those types of tool caddies. (Hint-I smash plates like the one you have inside yours!)


  9. Oh my goodness! I love, love, love your tool box! I'm amazed it cleaned up so well! It looks fabulous as your centerpiece! I also love your winter mansion vignette! Thank you for your kindness today in adding me to your sidebar! You're on mine too. I enjoy your blog and your beautiful pictures!

  10. I love your tool box!! I have a couple of them too- they are so charming! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!


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