Santa’s Toolbox

I bought this vintage toolbox a few months ago, it was in rough shape (they usually are) but I knew it could be something wonderful… It took me a month or so to figure out what I wanted to do with it…

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I figured it out just in time for Christmas decorating!

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I painted the outside of the toolbox Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk, but I left the inside the original green.

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I printed the typography on a laser printer, mirroring the print. It reads “Santa’s Toolbox, if found please return to the North Pole”… super cute!! I placed the printout upside down and used a Blender marker on the paper to transfer the print to the box… rubbing firmly with a spoon to ensure transfer.

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I lightly distressed the box, waxed and buffed it.

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I filled it with baby poinsettia’s and it sets happily on my dining room table!

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I loved how cute this box came out! I didn’t put the typography on the backside of the box in case I wanted to use it throughout the year all I have to do is turn it around…

Hope you like my little Christmas project…

Thanks for stopping by…

Until next time!

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a furniture hoarder… whew, now that I have said that I feel so much better! Anyway, I started this whole furniture refinishing and blogging business in 2011 and I have LOVED every minute of it! It’s not “easy” by any means but it allows me to utilize my creative side and meet lots of wonderful people… it is seriously my dream occupation! I have been refinishing furniture for myself for over 20 years but never gave any thought to doing this for others until my kids had gotten to the point that they didn’t need me as much… sad but true! So now I’m a stay at home mom and wife who has decided that fixing up and painting furniture is so much more rewarding than vacuuming and grocery shopping… my house is never quite as clean as I would like for it to be and there is furniture everywhere… but I couldn’t be happier! I hope you can come along on this journey with me!

Posted on December 4, 2012, in Decorations and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. very cute great job

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  2. Darling! You did a wonderful job with the type!

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  3. So FESTIVE!!!

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  4. Such a cute Idea! Great idea to just do printing on one side so you can use it all year long! Come over and visit sometime!

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  5. The perfect upgrade for that old toolbox! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  6. Super cute! Love it! The graphics and the red paint look perfect!
    The poinsettias look beautiful- very rich in color and healthy!

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  7. i love your Christmas project! That red is such a pretty color. I just bought some real Chalk Paint and I can’t wait to try it out!

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  8. Love this cute idea. Now I wish I would have done my tool box this way. Thanks for the inspiration. Karie

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  9. Great job!
    Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now.
    I would love it if you linked up Santa’s toolbox.
    The link is http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas/

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  10. This is lovely! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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