Toolbox Restyle-Blue Coastal Style

Hello! How was your weekend? We spent Friday night watching our local Triple A baseball team play, Saturday was a catch-up on blogging day and Sunday, I volunteered at the shelter after church. I would say it was successful!

I also worked on this Toolbox Restyle. As you know, I love the coastal and beachy style. And Lauren is kind of moving that way too when she moves into another place. She made this toolbox years ago as part of a 4-H Woodworking project. I have mostly used it outdoors with candles and such, but decided to fix it up for her to use in her new place. In the meantime, I get to enjoy it in my living room!

Toolbox makeover restyle title

I cleaned the box up and gave it a good polish and then wound some rope around the handle. I secured the ends with a little hot glue.

Tool Box MakeoverTool Box Makeover with roper

Next, I searched around the house for a few things to fill it with. I tried to add a little bit of navy blue, since that seems to be what Lauren is moving towards.

Tool Box makeover styled

I found this old paper spool of ribbon in Lauren’s stash. It had pink lace on it. I removed the lace and wrapped white and silver ribbon on it instead. I love the old spool!

Toolbox makeover ribbon spool

This bowl had been green. I liked the design and the shape, but not the color, so I spray-painted it white. I added some white rocks to the bottom, ‘planted’ the (faux) succulents and added a little garland of seashells. The bowl was the perfect fit for the middle section.

toolbox makeover succulents

I didn’t get a picture of the mason jar, but it hold some seashells and rocks Lauren had been saving. I covered the top of the lid with some scrapbooking paper.

This candle holder was purchased by my mom from Goodwill. It came in a set of three and I liked the height in the back of the box. Lauren and I talked about possibly cutting the little part off the top so she could use a pillar candle instead.

toolbox makeover candlestick

I found this block of wood in our wood stash and added some burlap and navy blue ribbon. A blue candle is perfect for the top and the block fit perfectly in the toolbox.

toolbox makeover wood block

There are so many different uses for this box. This would be great to change out for the different seasons too!

toolbox makeover spool, plants candlestoolbox makeover closeup

I’m glad I was able to do something with a piece of art Lauren made so many years ago. It will make a great conversation piece in her new place!

Want to see more coastal decor? Click on the pictures below!

dining room refresh driftwood bowl seashell garland      boho seashell mobile clam, snail   seashell speciman frame crab   Board with

Sunshine and Blessings



16 thoughts on “Toolbox Restyle-Blue Coastal Style

  1. KreativK says:

    I love the toolbox make over, I want a toolbox now! Will have to look out for one. I like the coastal style for this season and you made it really special and filled with lots of nice goodies! Love that wooden block with the burlap and blue ribbon around it, great idea! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #5! Happy Weekend!


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