I picked up this toolbox at a flea market months ago and couldn’t wait to use it in my home decor. But when I got it home, I was stumped… Until a few weeks ago, when I decided I had to give it a makeover with a farmhouse feel and use it as a toolbox centerpiece! Toolbox centerpieces are so popular right now, and I really wanted to add one to my home decor collection.
Farmhouse Style Toolbox Centerpiece
This toolbox had been sitting outside in the elements for who knows how long, and it was in rough shape! A wipe down, a little elbow grease, and a thorough sanding had this toolbox looking much more presentable (but not too presentable). 🙂
I gave it a coat of Antique White paint, then distressed it.
Here’s a peek inside the toolbox.
I love adding farmhouse style to everyday items! I added grain stripes to this wooden tray and farmhouse industrial shelves to this big, blank, white wall, and I knew I wanted to give this toolbox some farmhouse style, too.
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See?! I added an “f” glyph, and it completely changed the look of the text and my project! Isn’t it gorgeous?!
And it isn’t difficult to do. I viewed the tutorial video a couple of times, then I picked it up quickly!
The final thing I did before cutting my vinyl was to weld my letters together. This “welds” the script letters together into one word. And it ensures that the word cuts correctly. Here’s a helpful tutorial.
Now, I was ready to cut my vinyl template, then attach it to the toolbox.
I love, love, love this Hellifa font!
I love using my Silhouette Cameo to help me with my craft and DIY projects! I used it to create Personalized DIY Family Initial Art, 2 Simple DIYs for Pet Food Storage, a DIY Rustic Shamrock Garland, these DIY Heart Candle Holders, and a Quick & Easy DIY Valentine’s Banner.
Once my vinyl template was attached to my toolbox, I painted!
I wanted to use a black paint, but I was all out. And I’ve been trying to use what I have, so I went with a Midnight Blue. I’m actually really glad I went with that color. It looks lovely against the Antique White.
I love when that happens, don’t you?
I painted two coats and removed the vinyl template immediately after I finished painting my second coat.
After the paint was dry, I distressed the toolbox again.
I added a few cuttings from the lilacs in our backyard (they smell amazing!), a few books, a nest, salad plates, apples, and a few pieces of my great aunt’s silver flatware and voilà, a beautiful farmhouse style toolbox centerpiece!
I’m so excited to use this toolbox centerpiece on different holidays and seasons! Can’t you just picture it?!
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Thanks for hanging out with me! Make it a DIY kind of day!