Did you celebrate Father’s Day yesterday? I’m thinking there are probably a lot of special guys out there who got a shiny new toolbox as a gift, and if so, the old one may be hanging around, collecting dust. Before you ditch it, take a look at these clever ideas for repurposing old toolboxes. (Now who’s the handy one around the house?)
Old Toolbox —> New Grooming Kit
An old metal toolbox looks right at home in a teen boy’s bathroom as a grooming/toiletry kit. It adds just the right rugged edge to the space and keeps products neatly tucked away from prying eyes. Want to complete the look? Check out Laurie March’s gallery on DIYNetwork.com.
Old Toolbox —> New Candleholder
Dress up a mantle by filling an old metal toolbox with votive candles and natural elements like fruit and foliage like Camilla Fabbri did here. The toolbox’s shape and size make it a perfect fit for this decorative use.
Old Toolbox —> New Seed-Starting Kit
An old toolbox can be a great gift, if filled with gardening goodies. This seed-starting kit from Michele Beschen is everything your green-thumbed friends would need, all in one sleek (and attractive!) package.
Old Toolbox —> New Magazine Caddy
Maybe Camille spotted the toolbox planter so easily because she already knew how valuable they can be! Here, she repurposed an old toolbox as a convenient magazine caddy next to her couch. Way to display your reading material, Camille!
Which toolbox idea hit the nail on the head? And do you have any more clever uses for old toolboxes? Share them in the comments below!