a toolbox towel bar.

Last year I bought quite a few old toolboxes and turned them into planters.  My favorite was this ‘hello fall’ planter painted in Fusion’s Mustard.

This kind of toolbox often comes with a lift out handled tray, like this …

There are lots of fun ways to re-purpose one of these.  You could fill it up with succulents or use it to hold all of your craft paint.

But I like the idea of hanging it on the wall and using it as a towel bar.

So while I had my Cricut out last week I went ahead and cut out some vinyl letters for this project and after giving the tray a good cleaning, I added the word ‘dry’.

I also drilled a second hole in the tray so that it could be hung with nails or even with screws for more stability.

It would be perfect in a kitchen …

but it would work equally well for the bathroom.

It would also be a fun addition to a potting bench, if you are lucky enough to have one of those.

What do you think?  Toolbox towel bar, yes or no?

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34 thoughts on “a toolbox towel bar.

  1. A thought I had was that you could put tools in it and then use the towel rack as a handle to carry them around to various “jobs” that one might have to do.

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    1. I really liked the color too. Initially I thought about painting it, but ultimately decided I didn’t want to cover up that color. The “s” hooks are a great idea!

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  2. I like it. But I found a towel bar made out of rolling pins on Pintrest that we are going to make and hang in our new kitchen.

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  3. Great idea…after reading this, I’ll bet it’ll be hard to find one now….everyone is thinking along the same lines. Love the Cricut letters too…perfect.

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  4. This is so sweet and such a brilliant idea! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas, you really do have an eye for repurposing! Well done friend! (Again!)
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. You’re welcome Terry. I always think I’m lacking in the re-purposing arena. I sometimes have a hard time thinking ‘outside of the box’, but I’ve been working on that skill and I think I’m getting better are seeing the possibilities 🙂

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  5. I have a couple of toolboxes stashed away that I was going to use for planters but wasn’t sure what to do with the trays. Didn’t think to turn them on their side. Duh!
    Now I have some ideas. Thanks.

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