Friday, October 24, 2014

Decorating Elmer's Tool Box

In a recent post, Tool Caddy Triplets, blogger Donna from Distressed Donna Down Home showed how she transformed three vintage tool caddies. When I saw her post, it reminded me that I had stored this funky old tool caddy in the attic above the garage when we downsized last year.    

Here it is. I have no idea who Elmer was, but I love his tool box.
Stored in it were some rusty old tools I had collected over time: a broken saw from the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore (I liked the handle), the tines from a well-used rake, and part of a rusty bridle I dragged home on the plane from St. Augustine last year.

A Nor' Easter has been blowing through Maine all this week with dark skies, wind, rain and heavy surf . . .just plain depressing weather. So, I decided to light up Elmer's tool box with a string of lights from the screened porch at our former home, Winn Farm.

Then the tools went right back in . . . along with some little pumpkins and gourds.

And voila . . . after rearranging the gourds more times than I care to admit, it's done!

Tonight we're going to lower the lights in the living room, ignore the rain and wind, binge-watch Netflix . . . and enjoy the ambiance of the little white lights in Elmer's tool box.


(and Elmer)
This post is linked to:
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Simple & Sweet Fridays at Rooted In Thyme
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
Show & Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
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