This week I was out thrifting at the local resale shop and stumbled on this antique toolbox. I had a Fixer Upper vision for making this an antique tool box turned craft station for the kids – all Joanna Gaines style.
It looked pretty rough, so I texted this haphazardly-taken photo to my husband, asking him if I was crazy for wanting to pick it up.
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He saw my vision and approved. I brought it home and scrubbed it with soapy water. Then Lysol wipes. Then I sprayed it with Lysol for good measure. Did I mention this is a two level toolbox? Lots of scrubbing.
The result? The most perfect little craft bin. On the last day of school, I was able to take all the leftover supplies from their backpacks and dump them here.
It lives on our kitchen table, so the kids can craft to their hearts’ desire, then easily put it all away when they’re done. I added self-stick felt pads to the bottom so it won’t scratch the table.
When the crafting years are over, I like the idea of filling it flatware and napkins, or even with succulents for a rustic centerpiece. Just call me Joanna.
What do you think of my antique tool box turned craft station? Would you put an old worn toolbox on your kitchen table?