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…
I figured it out just in time for Christmas decorating!
I painted the outside of the toolbox Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk, but I left the inside the original green.
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.
I lightly distressed the box, waxed and buffed it.
I filled it with baby poinsettia’s and it sets happily on my dining room table!
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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very cute great job
Darling! You did a wonderful job with the type!
Aww.. Thanks Geri! I think it’s cute too 😉
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!
The perfect upgrade for that old toolbox! Thank you so much for linking up!
Thanks Karah! I hope it will stay relevant even without little ones around 😉
Such a cute idea!
Super cute! Love it! The graphics and the red paint look perfect!
The poinsettias look beautiful- very rich in color and healthy!
Thanks Liz! I have to thank Lowes though for the pretty Poinsettias!
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!
I hope you have as much fun with chalk paint as I have… It’s a pain to paint with anything else now for me! Thanks for stopping by!
Love this cute idea. Now I wish I would have done my tool box this way. Thanks for the inspiration. Karie
You can always find another toolbox Karie.. now you have an “excuse” 😉 thanks for leaving comment love!
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/
This is lovely! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! 🙂