Tool Box makeover

I finally found a tool box shaped box to makeover.

I was texting my daughter pictures and

I told her that I thought it needed a number.

She picked 16 :)

Inside solid.

I used a stencil and craft paint, then I roughed it up with sandpaper.

I also added the standbys,

burlap and hydrangeas :)

What have you been up to this week?


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  1. 1

    Nice transformation – I would love to find one of those wooden toolboxes – just haven’t found one at a decent price!
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  2. 2
    Gina says:

    This is just beautiful, Debbie! The color, the distressing, the stenciling…it all combines to make this one pretty transformation.
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    Diane says:

    This turned out really cute and it sort of has a slight beachy feel from the colors and striping…love it!
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  4. 4

    loving #16 now!!

  5. 5
    cherry says:

    This turned out really cute you have been one busy lady ..
    hugs, Cherry
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  6. 6

    ok darlin – this is DARLING! Love the redo (yes those flowers had led their life and had to be painted over) great job!
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  7. 7

    Soooo cute!! You’ve done it again Debbie. Your craftiness is amazing!
    Diane | An Extraordinary Day recently posted..Creating a Pretty Container Garden | Nine Steps to Start

  8. 8

    Very cute I think one of those would look perfect here. I love that you text back and forth your projects with your daughter. My mom and I are always sending pictures of projects by text asking for suggestions etc. How fun!
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    Linda says:

    Love the transformation, but especially love the hydrangea.
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  10. 10

    This is beautiful, Debbie! Love your color choices; especially the hydrangeas (my favorite flower!). The burlap is a lovely touch, too. (How did you get the great stripe effect? It looks as though you added it after the numbers.)
    Peggy @The Decorating Files recently posted..Beautiful Banquettes

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    Vicky says:

    Debbie, you’re always up to something fantastic. I love the new look I just might steal this idea from you!
    Have a happy Thursday :)
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    Tammy says:

    You always have the cutest projects…Love the colors and that burlap bow!

  13. 13
    Deb Owen says:

    Nice save of the tool box!! It looks so much fresher now! I have a weird obsession with old tool totes.
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  14. 14
    Shannon Fox says:

    One crafty momma and a good number picking daughter 😉 What a team!
    It’s real cute Debbie. Pretty, fresh color too!
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  15. 15

    How perfect! I saw an old tool box like that at a yardsale…now kicking myself for passing it by!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real recently posted..Travel Toy Storage From A Paint Bucket

  16. 16

    Great makeover! I have an entire collection of vintage wooden totes and boxes just waiting to be refreshed and restyled. :)
    Your Friend,
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  17. 17

    Beautiful project! A little burlap and hydrangeas always makes everything better too. :)
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  18. 18

    Numbers, burlap, toolbox, hydrangeas – what’s not to like!
    Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage recently posted..Fab Friday Finds – Sister Act

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    Nicole says:

    This turned out super cute. I love how you picked the random number, it looks awesome. I would love for you to post this on my link party at
    Have a great weekend!
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  20. 20

    This turned out so cute! I love the beachy feel.

    (I look forward to meeting you at Haven Conference!)
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  21. 21

    Debbie, extra fabulous as always! I’m a sucker for numbers too. And I’m also intrigued by your collage with that ripped piece of paper instructions … can I find that on PicMonkey?


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  22. 22
    kristin says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE THIS!!!

  23. 23

    This is such a fabulous idea!! Thanks for sharing…xo HHL
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  24. 24
    debbie says:

    Oh I just love this Debbie! You have been a very busy bee!
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  25. 25

    That is such a pretty project and I do love the blue hydrangea. I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!
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    Linda@Coastal Charm says:

    Ahhhh…love the colors and stripes…so CUTE!!


  27. 27
    Rosemary says:

    Love the new look, Debbie.
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  28. 28

    So cute!
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  29. 29

    Love the toolbox…just placed hydrangeas in my wooden box too….I so love hydrangeas!….
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  30. 30

    I love the way you put together your posts Debbie and that tool box is too cute, you’ve done a lovely job!
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  31. 31
    Erika says:

    Beautiful really beautiful remake, you did it wonderfully, and the result stands out, thank you for sharing, I really love it.

  32. 32

    Awww, this is so cute! I’d have to add some potted herbs in it… and the burlap, of course! 😉
    Lovely job!
    xo Heidi
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