Hey friends! Today I am so excited to join the Lifestyle Of Love blog hop hosted by Cindy at County Road 407! A Lifestyle of Love is a group of super talented ladies that get together every other month to bring you beautiful vintage and farmhouse decorating ideas using antique and repurposed goodies!
If you’re coming over from Postcards From The Ridge, welcome! Isn’t Angie’s style gorgeous?
This month our theme is toolboxes! I haven’t used toolboxes in my decor up until now but always wanted to try my hand at it. When I found out that toolboxes would be our theme this time I was so excited, but there was one slight problem – I didn’t have a toolbox!
My initial plan was to build a toolbox like the one above. Unfortunately time got away from me over the holidays and I didn’t have time to build one. Luckily I was able to find the one above on Amazon! It’s made from reclaimed wood and the price was right, so it was the perfect alternative to building my own. I always like to DIY what I can when I can, but when it’s not possible it’s okay to buy it.
I decided to style my toolbox for Valentine’s Day since it’s just around the corner. I styled it two different ways.
First I used a heart I made out of ticking stripe fabric, a lace doily, dried flowers in vintage Listerine bottles (you want fresh breath on Valentine’s Day right?) and used some lace ribbon, jute twine and a strip of leftover ticking stripe fabric to tie a bow on the handle. I set it on a ticking stripe towel on my dining room table to use as a centerpiece.
When I moved the toolbox on my corner table in my dining room, I switched out the Listerine bottles with balusters and the ticking stripe towel for another doily.
Which way do you like best? I really like both but I like this way a smidge better.
That’s it for me! Next up is Common Ground! You will adore Debra’s signature vintage style!
Here is the entire lineup for this month’s Lifestyle Of Love hop for a ton more toolbox inspiration!
Thanks so much for hopping with us! Until next time!