Tool tote for the table

October 3rd, 2010 in member junk     
Funky_Junk_Donna Funky_Junk_Donna, member
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Odds and sods of lovely blooms were grouped into the separate sections of the tote.
All the flowers are held in place with jars and bottles. I was delighted when my friend handed me this cute little oldie!
A twist of the unexpected: when I was handed an old canning jar with an awesome galvanized lid full of buttons, I knew it had to be used as is! The added fun aspect makes you look twice, and smile the 2nd time. :)
I simply arranged it all as one unit to ensure it viewed well from all angles.
The end result is a low lying, perfect centerpiece of beautiful blooms that would brighten up any room.
The tote is especially great for a centerpiece as its easy to pick up and lift when its time to dine.
Odds and sods of lovely blooms were grouped into the separate sections of the tote.

Odds and sods of lovely blooms were grouped into the separate sections of the tote.

One weekend I was staging for a friend and took a walk into their back 40 looking for a creative centerpiece for the dining room table.

I came across this wonderful old tool tote that was full of... tools! (the nerve) It got dumped and hosed down in a real hurry. And then the fun began. The outcome was pretty sweet!

I'm now wishing I had convinced them it truely was bad junk and snuck the 'old pile a junk' home with ME instead. When will I ever learn?!?

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Pattern or design used: My own design - Funky Junk Interiors
posted in: member junk, vintage, centerpiece, wood, cottage, plant holder, vase, funky, , country, whimsical, farm, dining room, traditional, tote, tool carrier, tool tote

Comments (9)

RustyDiva writes: LOVE the cool tote!!!!! Amazing find and beautiful vignette. Posted: 7:57 am on October 8th
JunkArchitect writes: That's one of the coolest tool totes I've ever seen. How about shipping it to the east coast of the United States...OK Donna?


Posted: 4:45 pm on October 5th
54girl writes: Love these totes too!! So much you can do with them. Just beautiful!! Mary Posted: 1:32 pm on October 5th
shabbychick writes: Great tool tote, and you've filled it to the brim with charm(and some buttons!)!! :) Very nicely done!

Kathy Posted: 12:07 pm on October 5th
NDJunkGirl writes: Very fun Donna! What Junk Girl doesn't love a tote? Probably because they can be used in a zillion you've done here. Gorgeous pics too!

Andrea Posted: 11:39 am on October 5th
MimiToria writes: This is beautiful Donna, and hopefully in the process you've given your friends and clients an education as well.
The tool totes are the best. Wish I still had my maternal Grandfathers toolchest, but it was unfortunatley stolen along with the tools it was holding years ago at a building site. :( I bet it wouldn't of been stolen if used such as you've shown. :)
Great post...
Gretchen Posted: 7:41 am on October 5th
CottageElements writes: Donna, how could they use it just for tools? The nerve! Love what you've done with it. It has such character. And there's so many things you could do with it (besides tools). Love it!'

Lani Posted: 9:06 pm on October 4th
suewhitney writes: Beautiful! I am a big fan of the tool tote as versatile!

Thanks for sharing,
Sue Posted: 5:43 am on October 4th
OnEaglesWings writes: Great look. What is it about those old tool totes? I just love 'em! I also just dumped out a bunch of nails and screws out of an old tote with chippy white fav! Posted: 4:55 am on October 4th
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