I hope you enjoyed the weekend, we did! I also had time to go into my craft room and tidy it a bit. It is unbelievable how long it takes to put everything in its place, and how fast it gets messy again.
You know I like to recycle almost everything that falls in my hands, and we’ve been eating lately some delicious strawberries that come in wooden crates like this
They are fantastic, and you can decorate them in so many different ways. I will show you soon some other uses I gave them but, for now, let’s talk about this one.
We have lots of tools, some of them are mine and some are from my husband. I like to keep mine handy because I use them almost every day, and I don’t feel like going from one drawer to another to get what I need. But at the same time, having the tools within easy reach means that it is easy for EVERYONE to touch them.
Okay, not to nitpick but I like when I go to take something I need I expect to find it where I left it… that is my dream!! So I decided to decorate my crate with some subtle messages -or not too subtle-
The other side has the same message in Spanish, just in case they said: “sorry, I didn’t understand what it said”
The process was very simple. I painted it using my DIY chalk paint, and then decoupaged / glued the papers. I used white glue + water in a 50-50 ratio, and protected it with two layers of varnish.
Here’s is my tool box with the few tools I use frequently.
I must tell it has been a success! I think they don’t even dare to think about them! And I am really happy to finally have a tool box for myself.
What about you? Do you have tools too? Do you share them?
If you are looking for more crate ideas you will find some really good ones here.
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your week!
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