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


  1. I LOVE Elmer's tool box! That is the coolest one ever. You put it to good use with the fall theme and mini lights too. Perfect. Enjoy your blustery evening. It's the same here.

  2. I am in lust with Elmer's tool box! You have styled him quite perfectly. Thanks so much for the shout out. Enjoy the glow!

  3. Elmer would be so pleased if he could see his old tool box. I love the touch of gourds and pumpkins and, of course, the lights and tools. Enjoy your evening!

  4. You sound just like me. I could spend hours rearranging stuff in a tool caddy before it looks right to me. Elmer's tool caddy is just what you need to brighten your mood during your cold windy weather. Good idea to add twinkle lights!

  5. Very good idea! The tool box is so festive and adds such a glow.


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