Saturday, April 14, 2012

DIY Toolbox Turned Flowerbox

Bringing this lovely to Clover Market tomorrow.

I taped off a box on the front and spray painted chalkboard paint.

Next I seasoned the chalkboard by running the side of a piece of chalk along the surface of the chalkboard and wiping with a dry paper towel.  It is then ready to use as a chalkboard.

I filled the box with mason jars tied with bright colored ribbons and stuck some faux stems in each one, but you could easily fill the whole thing with potting soil and plant real flowers.

Looks perfect as a centerpiece on a table or on the front porch.  Could also be used in the kitchen to hold various utensils!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious day!

Linking to:
It's Overflowing's Creativity Party
Say D'Day at Natasha in Oz
Inspiration Friday at the Picket Fence


Gina said...

I love this idea! I have a tool box and I love using it as a table centerpiece. It was a great idea to make the side a chalkboard!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the way that turned out. You gave it new life, but maintained the rustic quality.

Leah said...

I love this! Just found you from Aimee's blog and I think we think alike!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love the ribbon ties around the Mason jars. The tool box is so cute :D Nice job.


Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

This looks awesome! I love the combination of rustic and new between the flowers and the weathered wood. Another great chalkboard project :)

Claire @

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That looks super cute Kim! Love it!

Natasha in Oz said...

That looks so good, Kim! There are so many uses for chalkboard paint out there!

My weekly Say G’day Linky Party is on now and I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this great post!

Best wishes for a fabulous weekend!
Natasha in Oz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These totes are so popular now, Kim. I love this one! I'm sure it will go quickly.

Tina said...

Well you already know I was already to walk out of your garage with that gorgeous eye candy!

See you soon at the market!

Stacey said...

How adorable! I just love all the uses of those little tool boxes.

Dawn said...

It looks lovely, I would have never guessed the blooms weren't real. Great touch with the chalk board paint, it gives it a nice place to leave a message:)

Jemsmom said...

That is awesome!!! I love how it looks on the table as a centerpiece and there are so many things you can do with it. You should check out Anita's at Far Above Rubies. Her husband made her one and she has been decorating it through the seasons. Gorgeous! Check her out. You will love her blog!

Rooms by Ann said...

This looks so fabulous, I have been on the look out for a tool box for some time, I love the way it came together. Thanks for sharing.

The Tiny Abode said...

How was Clover Market? I wasn't able to make it due to my crazy allergies!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Really cute, Kim! I love the boxes I've been seeing, used for centerpieces. Yours turned out really cute!

Melinda said...

Oh, the possibilities!
So very cute.


Susanne said...

What a great project - would make a lovely gift too.

Natasha in Oz said...

I just wanted to pop back and say thanks so much for linking up to my Say G'Day Saturday Party. I just tweeted about it!

I hope you will be able to join in and link up another fabulous post this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Unknown said...

This is so lovely!! I'm so impressed! I'm excited to feature you tomorrow!

XO, Aimee

PS I'm your newest follower!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Kim, I am just crazy about how pretty this is- even without the flowers, I am sure that it would look great. Happy Day!