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Decorating with Toolboxes

I've received so many nice compliments on the toolbox I posted last week that I was inspired to search the internet for some more great toolbox decorating ideas.

There are so many different toolboxes out there at flea markets, garages sales, or in your own garage or basement.  If they are no longer useful  to hold tools, there are so many other things that you can do with them.  I've seen them used to display flowers, pinecones, or books.  They can be turned into a useful storage box.  I like seeing toolboxes mixed in a display to add some height.

Here are some of my favorites that I found on my search....

Just in time for the Fourth of July is this great entertaining caddy.  What an organized way to set up your silverware, straws, and napkins for your family picnic.  Decorative and Functional!

via One Krieger Chick

I've seen flowers planted in toolboxes before, but I've never seen one mounted on brackets and put on a fence.  I love how the homeowner maintained the rusty look of the box.

via Confessions of a Curb Shopaholic

This toolbox is being used to store silverware and cloth napkins.  What a creative storage idea!

via Pinterest

I'm loving the pop of color that this toolbox brings to the display.  There is such an assortment of interesting things being displayed inside the long wooden box.  So many individual pieces would look cluttered on top of the dresser, but look great when displayed together in the toolbox.

via Chipping with Charm

And here is another toolbox showing a  pop of blue.  Miss Mustard Seed is using it as a wonderful way to display a few small treasures from the kitchen.

via Miss Mustard Seed

Donna from Funky Junk Interiors created this toolbox and then planted it with flowers.  The curvy handle is so interesting.
via Funky Junk Interiors

Donna also created this toolbox with another interesting handle....Such creativity!!!

via Funky Junk Interiors

And finally, while searching for interesting toolbox, I found this brightly colored striped one.  Since all of our tools are laying around now because we've repurposed our toolboxes for decorative purposes, I thought we might need somewhere to store them again!
via Apartment Therapy
What interesting things have you done with vintage toolboxes?






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