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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mini Tool Boxes from Pallets

I have an antique tool box that a special friend gave me years ago.
I thought that pallet boards would make a perfect imitation antique tool box.

I had an old oak chair that fell to pieces
and
 Guess what?
 I saved some pieces.
I am so glad I did.
The rungs on the chair made a perfect handle for my mini tool boxes.

I measured and cut out each piece for one box.
Since I cut out enough for two boxes,
I tied and bundled them together with twine so I wouldn't mix up the pieces. 

I drilled a hole in the end pieces big enough to fit the rung.
I then attached the end to the bottom piece like this.


I flipped it over and attached the other end like this.
Then I added the sides to the rest of the box.


I was NOT happy with the way I cut the ends,
SO............
I went back to the garage and cut the ends in more of a triangle shape.


like this:


That was much better!

Copying a font off of my computer,
I transferred the word Herbs using the charcoal method.


 I numbered these boxes on the other side.
I also added some leather straps to the inside of the mini tool boxes.


I did a wash of stain over the fresh cut wood to antique them.

I really love the way these turned out.

Linking Up with:

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19 comments:

  1. Great work! I really like the way they look. What's next? :)

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  2. I Love this Tammy! What a clever idea! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Have a wonderful week!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  3. Yep, the second cut did the trick. They are just darling, and I didn't hear of any hammer incidents. LOL

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  4. I need to come up & barter with you. I don't have anything you might want though:)

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  5. Hello !
    Your blog looks great and looks like you have a lot of neat ideas. Thanks for following my blog !!

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  6. Tammy, love those. Are you selling them at the craft sale? Great job!

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  7. LOVE these!! You are soooo talented!! :)

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  8. Wow-looks great! Impressive :)
    Susan

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  9. Another great primitive project that I lust after! I like the triangular cut best and I loved how you staged the box! I came over from YOUR party - got to go visit more links!

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  10. Super cute! What a great idea...you are soooo talented! ~ Judy

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  11. Wonderful box and so many uses! This was a great tutorial with such easy to follow steps. I'm very visual so I love it when things are clear to follow along with. I can see a few of these in my future to help whittle down my pallet stash.

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  12. So very cute and so many uses. Great job. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  13. That's so cool! You make me want to hoard every single wooden item I have. I might just need it. These are really adorably rustic.
    Liz

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  14. Oh... shut up!! These are FABULOUS! I'm pretty envious!

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  15. Very cool! You are the woman! Thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches. I always LOVE looking at your creations!

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  16. These are just AWESOME.... and so rustic and fantastic... I so love them... I had to "pin" them on Pinterest.... they are just SUPER!!!!

    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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