A few weeks ago I found this gorgeous vintage wooden toolbox at a local antique market. I’d been looking for one ever since I saw Joanna Gaines use one as an arts and crafts caddy on Fixer Upper.
I love incorporating interesting vintage finds like this into our home. They add such a fun mix of character. And I love finding new uses for old pieces that might otherwise end up in the trash.
Today I’m sharing with you three different ways you can use a vintage toolbox (or any type of rectangle crate or box you might have on hand) in your home.
Indoor Herb Garden
As soon as I spotted this toolbox I knew it would look perfect in our kitchen. When we got home I popped in a few potted herbs and had an instant indoor herb garden. It would make a great home for any type of potted plant. The greenery really pops against the chippy white paint.
Fresh flowers would also look lovely displayed in this as a centrepiece on your dining room table. Once my hydrangeas are in bloom this summer I plan on doing just that!
I love using this toolbox as a handy catch-all for our summer entertaining needs. You can stack glasses, napkins, cutlery and a pitcher of lemonade in here before guests arrive so you aren’t running around collecting everything you need when it’s time to serve a refreshing drink on the patio.
If you love to garden a vintage toolbox works great as a garden caddy. It’s an easy way to carry all of your gardening essentials – plants, gloves, spade, clippers – around with you while you garden. And it looks so pretty stashed away on your potting bench when you aren’t using it.
I hope this post helps you think outside of the box when it comes to decorating (and using) some of the interesting vintage pieces you may have laying around. And if you can’t find a vintage toolbox check out our tutorial to build your own.
I’d love to hear if you have any other suggestions for this vintage toolbox! Share your ideas in the comments section below.