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Creative DIY Team Project For July


This is month #3 that The Creative DIY Team has gotten together and chosen projects we've created to show you. This month's theme is repurposing.

Team Members
Cassie@Primitive & Proper
Cristina@Remodelando la Casa
Susan@Love Of Home
Brenda@Cozy Little House



I found this old toolbox at my favorite antique mall, very cheap. I painted it with chalk paint and hung it on my dining area wall. The handle makes for a great dish towel rod!


I just used little saw-tooth brackets to hang it up with.


Since I put my vintage cheese grater up on top of it for decor, I thought I'd mention that it is also a repurposed project. 

I like to clip vintage photos I find to the cheese grater with a clothespin.


Remember to go visit the rest of the team to see what they repurposed... 






Susan@Love Of Home



See you next month for another creative team project!
Cozy Little House
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  1. That's adorable, Brenda. I would have never thought of using it that way. I love having places to display pretty dish towels too.

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  2. In a million years I'd have never thought that was a toolbox until you said so; amazing! :)

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  3. What a charming little corner you've created, Brenda! I love how you repurposed the box, but I cannot stop looking at the kids in the pic and that tray? wall art, so pretty!

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  4. that is so perfect, and you could even use the shelf it creates, too- house some spices or little plants inside! great idea!

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  5. What a clever idea. I love it. You got a shelf and a towel bar all in one.

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  6. Cute project Brenda and it fits right in with your farmhouse kitchen!

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  7. What a great idea! It looks great!

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  8. Great idea to reuse a tool box! Love the dishcloth.

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  9. Love this series, Brenda. You have such a gift for telling a story with your vignettes. Sending hugs to you and the pups. xxoo

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  10. That's interesting because I started making my own wooden tote boxes. The first one I made I use to put my colored pencils and remote in and sit it by my chair. The second one I made I use the handle as a paper towel holder and put my misc. spices in the box part. I am working right now on my third one which after seeing your idea, I will use it for that purpose. Thanks!

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  11. Your entire display is impressive. The toolbox towel bar/shelf combo is a great idea, and the clothespin and cheese grater to hold a photo is so simple but creative. And you worked in two themes -- birds on the tray and towel, and shoes with the shoe form as well as the shoes on the children's feet in the photo. Fun!

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  12. That is a great idea, Brenda! But when did cheese graters become vintage? I still use mine to grate cheese. ;)

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  13. What an amazing, creative idea! Great place to hang pretty towels. I love it very much...

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  14. That was really clever! I like how you used the grater as a clipboard too. It's always fun to see something used in a new way.

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  15. I am totally going to be on the lookout for a toolbox to do that with! You are so creative and clever!

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  16. Brenda you are SO clever and creative! I adore your toolbox shelf.

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  17. That is so cute Brenda...this is so you...

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  18. Great Idea! A pretty towel holder and a shelf! I like that it is vintage .Is the photo of you as a child? just love old b&W photos. Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. No, it's just a photo I picked up at the antique mall.

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  19. I sometimes see these decrepit toolboxes and want to buy them but I refrain because my house is full of garage sale items that no one else in the family is interested in. But now that I have seen the ingenious use you have made of the toolbox as a dishcloth display centre, I will now do the same in my house (once I locate said toolbox).

    You are very inventive. I love your photographs of garden flora.

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  20. I love that caddy turned shelf idea. I have just the caddy that will work. Now I have to figure out where I can hang it.

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  21. Very clever! The vintage...Love it! Inspired me to try it too.

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