Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor - Trash-to-Treasure

12 September

Even though my house is still a mess with all the DIY projects going on as we fix it up, I still have the urge to do some seasonal and holiday decorating.


I didn't even put up a Christmas tree last year because we closed on this house on December 17th and we didn't move in right away. This is the first time in my life that I have not put up a Christmas tree and I missed it!


But, I can at least decorate the areas of our house that aren't all torn up at the moment. The front porch is one of those areas so I made a cute little thing for it!


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


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For some reason, between the two of us we have about six toolboxes. We've been going through the garage sorting and organizing and this one wound up in the garbage. Probably because it's all bent up and doesn't close very well.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


Well, that didn't bother me! I pulled it right back out and used it to create a cute fall front porch decoration.


I painted it with Rust-Oleum Fire Orange spray paint, two coats on the outside plus inside the lid.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


Here she is all pumpkiny looking 😁


Definition:

Pump·kiny

/ˈpəm(p)k(ə)n/ee

adjective


    1. might be colored like a pumpkin
    2. might be shaped like a pumpkin
    3. might smell like a pumpkin
    4. might be flavored like a pumpkin
    5. might very well be a pumpkin... or not!



Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


I used my Cricut machine that I got for Christmas last year to make the words. This is the first time I've used it but it was so fun! I can see so many future projects with this!


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


This is not my original idea, I found it Q is for Quandie.


I don't know what fonts she used, I just picked two that I liked together.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


I decided to use faux flowers in my toolbox. I cannot seem to keep real plants alive in a container like this.


I filled the inside with a couple floral foam blocks and some packing paper.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


I picked up some orange and yellow mums and pumpkins at Michael's for a total of about $9.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor

Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


I think it turned out so cute! I also cut out a face so I can turn it into a unique jack-o-lantern for Halloween.


I got a new buffalo check rug on sale at JoAnn's and then layered our "hope you brought pie" doormat on top.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor

Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


Then I added my new repurposed toolbox.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


And some faux pumpkins.


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor

Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


I also added my Rusty Paint Can Lid Pumpkin on the wall next to the door.

 
Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


*Tip: If you have vinyl siding get a package of these Vinyl Siding Hooks so you can still hang things on the outside of your house without making holes in the vinyl!


I will be doing a few projects to spruce up the porch area soon... new house numbers, new doorbell, a mailbox refresh, and painting the door. What color would you suggest for a door with a light blue house?


Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor

Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor

Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor


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Repurposed Toolbox Fall Decor



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  1. Love the rescued toolbox! Fall colors are so fun & festive and your front step is looking very inviting. When you said there was a toolbox in the trash i knew it wouldn't be there for long! LOL!

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    1. Thank you! It's so much easier to decorate a small porch like this instead of the massive one I had before!

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  2. That looks so welcoming and cheerful!

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  3. Love it! I'll be featuring you this week when the next to Grandma's house we go link party starts - thanks for sharing!

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