If you know ANYTHING about me, it’s probably a given that I enjoy the decor of Joanna Gaines which she puts into practice in her home and on her show, Fixer Upper. My home is filled with rustic, vintage decor that has been repurposed after pulling it from burn piles, picking it off the side of the road, paying a few dollars from estate sales, and other various places. I know this look isn’t for everyone but it is definitely trendy now and I love it!
Because I have some pretty special people in my life who love on my well, my dining room table has had a vase of flowers on it for quite some time now. I haven’t had the need to come up with a centerpiece since my Christmas decor was out, until a couple weeks ago. So, as I was browsing “Fixer Upper Decor on Pinterest, I saw the use of a vintage toolbox filled with outdoor plants as a centerpiece and I knew I could made that work in a timely fashion and for free!!
So, I dug through my
garage workshop storage unit trash to treasure heap, and found this vintage tool box that I have used in various displays over the years.
I was looking around for something to line my toolbox to keep water from flowing out when I give my plants a drink and then it hit me to use a garbage bag.
It would probably be best to tack whatever you use as a liner down with a staple gun. I didn’t take the time to do that with this project…I was a woman on a mission and now will be extra careful when I water my plants.
I headed to my back yard where my flower bed has been overtaken by this creeping stuff. I’m going to have to rototill it under but for now I dug up a bit and it works perfectly in my toolbox. After getting it in place, I cut off the excess garbage bag and pushed down any visible pieces.
It looks nice on my dining room table and is easy to remove when we sit down for a meal, but I started thinking about its other possibilities and so I moved it around to find the place I like it best.
It fits well as a centerpiece on my deck table.
And looks pretty in one of my ivy beds.
…AND, my favorite spot is on the front porch, sitting on my old $10 milk can in front of my new front door.