Monday, September 24, 2012

Updated Heirloom Tool Caddy

After seeing all of the beautiful tool caddies in the blogosphere I had to get on the bandwagon.

tool caddy 1

Let me show you how it started out. While doing some cleaning in the garage, I ran across this, two of them, in fact.



Quite a work of art! My kids got little wood working kits with tools for Christmas one year and this was one of the projects that they completed. One of them even has a name written on the bottom that I won’t be painting over! I wish that they had dated them too. My kids are now 22 and 23 so these are more than 10 years old!  I added some little knob feet and small wood embellishments and painted away.

tool caddy 6

tool caddy 4

I use it to hold flatware when we are having guests at our summer cottage. Occasionally, I use it for seasonal d├ęcor.

tool caddy 5

I love being able to use this “family heirloom!”

I hope that you have a great first week of fall. I have a very busy next three weeks but hope to get some great photos to share with you!

I’ll be linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch and to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.



Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Great transformation on the tool caddy! Perfect for fall decor!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love what you did with this little caddy. I have one that needs transforming and you gave me a great idea.

allisamazing said...

I just love your transformation and the fact that your kids made it make it even more special!

Geri O said...

This caddy looks so good. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at

Cecilia said...

That turned out great - it's really pretty. I've just recently found a small one and am in the process of redoing it. Love yours!

Cecilia said...

Oh, I forgot to say, I'm now following! God bless!