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How to Decorate with Vintage Toolboxes

What is it about those old beat up wooden tool boxes that captures our hearts? When I find one at a good price, I can’t leave it behind. Therefore, I have quite a collection.

Today I want to share How to Decorate with Vintage Toolboxes in several different and unique ways. They are such a versatile décor accessory.

In addition, I’m joining the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop hosted by Cindy at County Road 407. All the talented participants are sharing their Toolbox Style with you and I have a link for each one at the end of this post. If you are coming over from Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea, I’m so glad you decided to stop by. I love sharing my passion for decorating my forever home with DIY and Thrift Store Finds. I hope you enjoy my eclectic farmhouse style.

How to Decorate with A Toolbox for Valentines

The first inspiration is my latest centerpiece for Valentine’s! This is one of my favorite toolboxes because it large enough to hold many items.

I didn’t spend any money styling this Valentine’s Tool Box. I’ve had the toolbox for several years as well as the ironstone pitcher, ironstone dishes, collection of red books and thrift store candlesticks. In addition, a DIY heart garland and DIY Snowy Branches were added to the toolbox. Here is how to easily add snow to branches.

If you’d like to see a fun neutral Valentines tablescape, click here.

Decorate with Toolboxes in Kitchen

Another favorite way to use a toolbox is to fill it with a collection. This toolbox holds a collection of vintage rolling pins.

This vintage toolbox was the first one I purchased and the décor rotates often, because it’s located on the kitchen island. In the photo, all items are thrift store finds. You can see more about how to style with thrift store purchases on this post.

Tool Box in the Bathroom

A tool box is a great way to store towels, soaps, shampoos, lotions, etc. This tool box serves as a towel holder and still has room for 3 vintage milk glass vases in my guest bath room. The extra high handle is perfect for draping the hand towel.

Gardening ToolBox

Another collection that can be stored inside a toolbox is gardening tools or clay pots.

Other Seasonal Toolbox Decor

This Chippy Red Toolbox is a favorite for holding Christmas Décor.

The original Tool Box

Another Valentines Toolbox View.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Now it’s time to hop over to Laura at Decor to Adore and see How beautifully she styles with Toolboxes! Follow along below for all the inspiration.

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Sunday 30th of May 2021

Your ideas for tool boxes are so awesome! I’m a huge fan of toolboxes too! Thanks for sharing your creative be ideas. Pinned!

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Monday 31st of May 2021

Cindy, I'm so glad you liked this. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Lora Bloomquist

Sunday 10th of January 2021

I loved seeing your variety of toolboxes and how you use them, Rachel:) The chippy red one is amazing and I loved the red books standing in the Valentine's one. I'm sooo glad you joined this group; you are our people:)

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Monday 11th of January 2021

Lora, I really appreciate your comments. Loved doing this with you.

Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Rachel, I love all of your ideas! The valentine's one is so pretty with the red books and heart garland, and the Christmas, Easter, gardening, and vintage ones are just perfect. I love the way you've styled all of them. Thanks for the great ideas!

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Monday 11th of January 2021

Angie, Thanks so much. So fun doing this with you.

Katie Mansfield

Saturday 9th of January 2021

The red one is my favorite. It's so cute! I love how you styled all of these. You have an amazing collection.

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Sunday 10th of January 2021

Katie, I really appreciate this. Rachel

Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

Saturday 9th of January 2021

Rachel, you just blew me away with how you styled all your gorgeous toolboxes! And I love how you showed everything you put in your Valentine's Day themed toolbox beforehand. I'm new to toolbox decor and you've given me a ton of inspiration! Thank you!

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Sunday 10th of January 2021

Michelle, I really appreciate this. Your input is so appreciated.