the rose chintz toolbox.

It’s time for another toolbox makeover everybody.

Unfortunately, I have once again dropped the ball on getting a ‘before’ photo of this one.  Whoops.

Suffice to say, it was red, and maybe a little rusty and crusty.  But now it looks like this.

After my usual prep of cleaning, sanding off loose bits, and priming with Dixie Belle’s B.O.S.S., I painted the outside in Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth and the inside with their Kudzu.

I added the I.O.D. Rose Chintz paint inlay to the angled sections of the top (here is a how-to post on using the paint inlays).

Once I had the inlay sealed, I added some wording from the I.O.D. Label Ephemera transfer to the top and front of the box.

I also added a sweet little bee to the latch.

That bee comes from the French Maison knob transfers from re.design with prima.

I sealed everything up with some of Dixie Belle’s flat clear coat.

This box didn’t come with a tray, but I did add some pretty green and white gingham scrapbook paper inside.

This one is nice and roomy at 15″ wide x 8″ deep x 8″ tall.  You could keep all kinds of fun things inside.  The paper is not adhered and thus could be easily removed if you want to use this toolbox for things like garden tools.

I sure am getting my use out of those Rose Chintz paint inlays.  Here are links to a few more projects I’ve used them on; a black toolbox, a tackle box, a green bench, another toolbox, some books, a watering can, and a green flower crate.

This toolbox is for sale locally, so be sure to check my ‘available for local sale‘ page for more details if interested.

Thank you to Dixie Belle Paint Co for providing the paint used in this makeover.

16 thoughts on “the rose chintz toolbox.

  1. So pretty! Love how this one turned out. I think it’s great that you are taking worn out items that have seen better days and might be headed for the trash and are turning them into attractive pieces that could be used for so many different purposes.

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  2. You know I’m not that big on florals Miss Quandie………but I think that the Rose Chintz is growing on me! I like it a lot combined with the Kudzu……..the two together look legit vintage-y 👍

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  3. I love the tiny details you add to your projects like the ‘Paris’ under the handle and the little bee on the lock. I thinks it’s the tiny details that adds so much character and whimsy to your pieces.

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    1. I tend to order the I.O.D. products from paintedheirloom.com because she doesn’t charge much for shipping, and she ships super fast. She also seems to have some of the lowest prices.

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