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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!
Brenda Pruitt
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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.

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

  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!

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

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

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

  7. What a great idea! It looks great!

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

  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

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

  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.

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


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