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Cool Idea: New Life For an Old Toolbox

I'm always looking for creative ways to re-use objects, and I recently stumbled upon crafty lady Emily's reuse of her brother's toolbox, which she posted about on her blog Summer Crafting. She writes, "My dad bought a fancy new toolbox recently and gave his older one to my brother, who thus passed down to me an even older one that had originally been my dad's."

To see how she's using the toolbox,


She goes on to note that, "After a good thorough cleaning and degreasing it is now filled with my kind of tools, the crafting kind."

I love this idea. The toolbox is a great size for all of your crafting needs, from fabric to knitting needles to tools. For those who might be squeezed for finished interior space, too, this is the type of organized, tough container that would be right at home in a garage or basement space.





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hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Hmmm. My husband has a pretty nice toolbox, but he saw a bigger, fancier model that he wants for Christmas. This may be incentive to get it for him. hehe
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I love those ideas. Maybe I'll steal my husband's. Not really he'd shoot me if I touched his $3000 box.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I like it.
hihowareya hihowareya 8 years
When I was at Home Depot the other day, I saw an amazing toolbox: it had speakers built into it, and like felt lining on the inside or something, and it was just beautiful, and then I saw the over $1,000 price tag and slowly walked away...
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
This would make a great nightstand in a boys room - and it's something he can take with him for the future. I used to go to a salon where all the hairstylists stations had large black tool boxes as their stations. It was a very industrial style salon and it was cool.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
this is what I'm getting my boyfriend for christmas! maybe I need one too haha
otaku otaku 8 years
love it.
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